Graffiti Removal at Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park, a cherished natural wonder, recently faced an act of vandalism. Graffiti, including a large pink face and blue and green lettering, was discovered spray-painted on a concrete retaining wall alongside state Route 12 in the Mossy Cave area of the park. Thankfully, a crew from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office is actively working on its removal.
Vandalism of national parks is a federal misdemeanor, punishable by three to six months in prison and fines up to $500. The annual cost of addressing graffiti damage nationally is estimated to be between $15 to $18 billion.
Garfield County Sheriff Danny Perkins expressed his dismay, stating, "I’m very confused why some people think this is OK. I promise you the people that come to the park do not come to look at this."
Park rangers are seeking the public's assistance in identifying those responsible for the vandalism.