KUTV — Rangers at Zion National Park said there has recently been an uptick in visitors leaving their mark at the park.
On the park's official Facebook page, a post Tuesday stated staff "find words and shapes carved, drawn, painted (with mud, dirt, pigment, paint), or scratched on rocks and more recently even carved within moss" almost every day.
"You can help protect Zion National Park by not creating graffiti... Over four million people visit Zion every year. Please allow other park visitors their opportunity for discovery by leaving rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects as you found them," the post states.
Staff recommends visitors mark their experience with a letter, postcard, talking with family, or posting on social media. Not vandalizing the property.
The goal is to leave spaces that you visit in the same or better condition than how you found them; Leave No Trace.
The post states removing graffiti is a timely and costly task, and a damaged site can never be fully restored to its original state.
Anyone with any information about who may be responsible for damaging park resources or facilities is asked to call the tipline at 888-653-0009.