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If not reversed, the recent federal spending cuts would mean reduced staffing at Point Reyes National Seashore. Trails would see less maintenance, bathrooms would be cleaned less frequently and the Drakes Beach Visitor Center (its bathrooms are pictured above) would be closed indefinitely. David Briggs

The cautious optimism of school and national park officials, senior-service providers and other heads of federally funded agencies and programs across West Marin hoping to avoid a wave of spending cuts subsided as the reality of an abrupt loss of tens of billions of dollars in federal funding set in.

The sequester, made official last Friday . . .

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