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Watch this time-lapse video showing unpaid Death Valley park rangers 'speed' through cleaning filthy restroom

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By JADE ODETTE O'LEARY, Storyful

SKIDOO, Calif. (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — The government may be partially shut down, but that doesn't mean some federal workers aren't doing some dirty work. Two rangers at Death Valley National Park spent two hours cleaning a filthy restroom during the government shutdown, and time-lapse footage shared to Facebook on Wednesday shows its drastic transformation after their hard work.

The video, posted to the park’s Facebook account, shows two rangers gathering up trash and power-hosing and sweeping the dirty room. Plus, they replaced the toilet. According to the post, Death Valley National Park is using money from recreation fees to reopen parts of the park that have been closed because of the government shutdown.

“We greatly appreciate the generous contributions of park partners who have provided support during the lapse in appropriations,” Mike Reynolds, the park’s superintendent, said in the statement on Facebook. “Their efforts have contributed significantly to our ability to maintain access and limited services to Death Valley National Park,” he added.

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