Ocmulgee Indian Mounds Furloughs Staff | News
The Ocmulee National Monument closed its gates at noon today.
Park Superintendent Jim David says furlough letters were sent out to 15 employees including seasonal and part-time.
Two law enforcement officials will remain on the property for security.
This morning park officials contacted several schools to cancel some upcoming field trips.
David says the temporary closing will have a definite impact.
" It is very frustrating, once again , were here to preserve resources and we're also here to serve the visitors and to help understand these resources and all my employees not able to do that is very frustrating for all of us" said David.
David says about 120, 000 thousand visitors passed through their gates each year.