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USDA Forest Service Waives Fees on National Public Lands Day

Washington
September 16, 2011 at 2:00pm

The Forest Service is waiving fees at hundreds of recreation sites across the country on Saturday, Sept. 24 in recognition of Public Lands Day.

The Forest Service has more than 60 project sites for initiatives across the country participating in this hands-on, national volunteer effort to improve America’s lands.  Local  may range from building and maintaining trails, cleaning waterways, pulling invasive weeds to sprucing up campgrounds.

“Public Lands Day provides a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to get out and enjoy our beautiful forests and grasslands,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.  “In many parts of the country, late September is the perfect time to view amazing  as you get out and enjoy the woods.”

This year’s theme supports  as well as First Lady Michelle Obama’s  program.  AGO helps to raise awareness about the challenges natural resources face today and the benefits public lands offer  Americans.  Let’s Move Outside promotes regular outdoor activity to help kids maintain a healthy weight, boost immunity and lower stress.

The annual  coordinated by the  with the support of the Forest Service and other federal agencies, focuses on educating the public about the importance of natural resources and the need for shared stewardship on the land.

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