Published: Feb 27, 2013 11:16 PM EST

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla.- If congress fails to act by Friday, the National Park Service will be forced to cut $134 million in spending.

Many national parks up north are dreading the potential impact as they get ready for their busy summer season, but Everglades National Park is the exception. Mid-March is the end of the park's high season. That's when they start scaling back seasonal staff.