San Diego's National Park Unit Cancels 100th Birthday Party | KCET
San Diego's National Park Unit Cancels 100th Birthday Party
On the first day of the government shutdown, it was Yosemite's 123rd birthday. On the second day, it was Redwood's 45th. And next Monday, 14 days after the National Park Service was told to shut its doors, it will be Cabrillo's 100th.
By then, the shutdown may be over -- but who knows, really -- yet that will be too late for Cabrillo National Monument's weekend of planned events, which staff and the public have been anticipating for over a year now. The celebration was set to begin Thursday with a series of events, which will be rescheduled to a later date, according to Superintendent Tom Workman in a statement today.
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