By Amy Lohr, The Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON — As the National Park Service’s staff has been growing increasingly more remote, so has the number of seascaped gardens.
The agency’s goal of providing the public with a safe and welcoming environment for visitors is what prompted some of the more than 100,000 people who have visited the national park to choose between seascaping and planting.
For those looking to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment, the selection has become more difficult, as the Park Service has been more focused on keeping the public safe and protected.
The National Park Foundation says the agency’s effort to protect the public has been aided by its new guidelines that have made the process more streamlined and easier.
The Park Service is now only asking for information about where to put seascapers and when the gardeners will start planting, rather than a detailed list of the best sites for each.
As part of its annual garden survey, the foundation looked at the sites that were most popular for the first time in years.
It found the vast majority of them are still available for seascaper-free gardeners.
The survey also found the majority of the sites are being planted in urban areas, but the agency said the sites would be able to grow in any community where they could be located.
A survey conducted in 2017 found more than half of the 1,200 locations surveyed were already seascapable.
The survey also looked at how people had been affected by the new rules.
Nearly half of those surveyed were upset by the rule changes and found it frustrating to have to plant seeds and seeds for their own seedlings in parks that are supposed to be private property.
More than two-thirds of respondents were concerned about the effects of the rule change on their ability to plant.
They said they would consider changing their plans if they knew that the new system would affect them.
One woman said she was “angry” that the agency had removed her option to plant in the park because she thought the change would allow her to plant seedlings elsewhere.
But she said she didn’t want to “destroy the future of the park” and wanted to protect it.
The report also found that more than two out of every five respondents wanted to preserve the National Seascape, a group of sites where the National Parks Service has protected the landscape.
But the parks have changed their rules to keep them private.
In a statement, the National Service said that while the agency has been focused on making it easier for people to have a safe place to visit and enjoy the environment, it has always sought to make it as safe as possible for people who want to use our parks.