Maryland State Parks Are Severely Understaffed and Underfunded

Maryland state parks leaders said that the state parks desperately need a boost in funding if they want to meet the growing demands of park access, high maintenance costs, updating of old infrastructures, and hiring more permanent staff to help with the upkeep and maintenance of each state park. They've acknowledged that most of the park rangers in state parks were overburdened, overworked, and overwhelmed due to the lack of support, low funding, and understaffing. State park rangers are starting to resign and leave their jobs because of this and this could spell trouble to the state parks' maintenance and [...]