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SE Utah National Parks celebrate National Public Lands Day by waiving entrance fees

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Date: September 22, 2006
Contact: Paul Henderson, (435) 719-2140

Saturday, September 30, 2006, is the thirteenth annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). NPLD is an annual event that provides opportunities for the public to participate in volunteer projects that accomplish much needed work on public lands.  NPLD is organized by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation supported by nine federal land management agencies, and sponsored by Toyota and other businesses.  

In recognition of NPLD, entrance fees and commercial tour fees will be waived at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.  Recreation “user fees” such as backcountry permit fees, camping fees, and fees for other activities offered in the parks will not be waived.

The National Park Service is proud to take part in this coordinated Federal recreation effort and would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors in recognition of NPLD.  For more information on NPLD, go to http://www.publiclandsday.org/.

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