REPORT: Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Racism At Cape Canaveral National Seashore
By Lisa Rein, Washington Post // July 3, 2016
four investigations since 2012
THE WASHINGTON POST – This secluded beach on a barrier island off the Atlantic coast is a sunbathers’ paradise of nesting sea turtles and wading shore birds in the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center.
But for rangers, visitor guides and many of the 50 employees here, working at this national park is anything but paradise.
Multiple female employees have been subjected to sexual harassment, and men and women alike to a hostile workplace for at least five years at Canaveral, government reports show.
The park’s motto to describe the longest expanse of pristine shore in Florida is “the way it used to be.”
The culture here became so toxic that the agency’s watchdog has conducted four investigations since 2012, an unusually high number for one of the park system’s smaller sites.