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Saturday, December 10, 2016

USFS Release: Every Kid in a Park


National Forests in North Carolina
160A Zillicoa St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville, NC - December 9, 2016 - Fourth graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a free pass that provides access to federally managed lands and waters - including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries.

The Forest Service offers places for hiking, biking, skiing, nature viewing, and scenic drives. Many of the facilities and services associated with these opportunities are free. However, some do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage, and improve your national forests and grasslands. Through the Every Kid in a Park program, fourth graders can obtain a pass for free access to 2,000-plus federal land and water sites across the US for one full year.
Every Kid in a Park is a multi-agency initiative, which started in the fall of 2015.

The Every Kid in a Park pass - which features a new design for this year's students - is valid from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 and grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire non-commerical vehicle for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 sites across the country.

By introducing fourth graders to public lands in their backyards and beyond at an impressionable age, Every Kid in a Park inspires the next generation to discover all that our nation's public lands and waters have to offer, including opportunities to be active, spend time with friends and family, and serve as living classrooms to build critical skills.