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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Offgriders Kicked Out Of Homes On Lake Mead By Obama Administration (Video)

By Susan Duclos

We've heard quite a bit about the national park closures and veterans being locked away from their memorials, both the national memorial for WW II vets and now the Vietnam veterans physically removed from the Vietnam memorial.

What we haven't heard much about is how offgriders, people that live on campgrounds, in rvs in the backcountry, or on houseboats in the marinas, some of which pay very good money to live there, are being made homeless, kicked out of their very homes.

Keep in mind that while the shutdown is being blamed, it is coming directly from the Obama administration as evidenced by a park employee stating "It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting."

Via Offgrid Survival:

Yesterday, I talked to a number of these people as they were being forced out of the National Parks that they call home. From people who live full-time in Houseboats, to Fulltime Rvers who call the backcountry their home, NPS has now started to target those who live in the parks.
Yesterday people were scrambling to figure out what they were going to do as park officials told them they were no longer welcome; many of them pay monthly fees to moor their boats on the lake, and for most of them this is their only home. I talked to a number of people who’ve lived out on Lake Mead for over 20 years who now have no place to go and no way to move their massive houseboats.

To add insult to injury, NPS officials at Lake Mead National Park actually took the time to pull out every single boat dock on the lake. Now people who wanted to retrieve their boats, are unable to do so.

Cross posted at Before It's News