UPDATED AT 3:05 P.M.
The President’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget released today includes a request of $2.9 billion for the National Park Service.
I’m trying to find out what this means for places like Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks and the 12 other National Park Service units in Washington.
The park service budget proposal represents an increase of about $140 million over the budget enacted for FY 2010 enacted.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, in a news release, said national parks stimulate spending and job creation.
“National parks also are tremendous economic engines for their gateway …