Help Arches NP Catch Vandals

Park Maintenance Staff Use Grinders to Remove Graffiti

National Park Rangers are investigating large graffiti that has been so deeply etched into the face of the rock, that it may be impossible to remove.

If you are visiting this site, it is probably because you love the great outdoors like we do. Well this post is sure to tick you off. Arches National Park is asking for the publics help in bringing those who etched graffiti into the rocks to justice.

The graffiti was discovered on Saturday April 23rd by a park employee (although people report to have seen it as early as the 18th). It has occurred at Frame Arch, just off the trail to the popular Delicate Arch. The latest report from the park is that the vandalism may be so severe that it cannot be removed.

This is part of a deplorable trend that has been occurring throughout our National Parks. The majority of those visiting these parks are respectful to their beauty and understand that we need to do all we can to preserve them. But there are a few selfish individuals that have no respect and think it is funny or “cool” to deface national landmarks. We need to do everything in our power to bring them to justice.

The vandalism at Arches NP

The vandalism at Arches NP

No suspects have been identified and the National Park Service is now reaching out through social media for the publics help. Defacing surfaces in Arches National Park is illegal and anyone caught can face up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

If you have ANY information on this vandalism, please contact Arches National Park:

By Phone
Visitor Information: (435) 719-2299
Business Office: (435) 719-2100

By Email
General Information & Visitor Comments

By Mail
Arches National Park
PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532-0907

Or reach out to them on Facebook: Click Here

 

Lets make social media do what it does best and spread the word!

 

-Photos via Arches NP facebook and Flickr page.