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Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces 2008 Annual Pass Photo Contest

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Date: May 10, 2007
Contact: Mary G. Martin, 530-595-4444 ext. 5101

Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces 2008 Annual Pass Photo Contest

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced today that the Lassen Volcanic Annual Park Pass photo contest will run from May 18th through September 4, 2007. The contest is open to the general public, park employees, volunteers and their families. Photo subject must be of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Employees and volunteers of Lassen Volcanic National Park will serve as judges. The winning photo will be featured on the 2008 Lassen Annual Pass and the winner will receive photo credit and a $50 gift certificate compliments of the Lassen Association.

  • Photos must be no larger than 5” x 7” and printed on photo quality paper.
  • Slides and digital files will not be accepted. 
  • Limit of two photos per household.
  • Entries must be received by the Park’s Fee Office no later than the close of business on Tuesday, September 4th.

Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Photos should be mailed to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Attn: Fee Office, P. O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063-0100. For each photo submitted, enter your name, address, phone number, subject and location of each photo on a separate sheet of paper.

As part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act passed by Congress, the Park will retain 80 percent of the fees collected to pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities. Fees collected at Lassen Volcanic National Park have reopened Butte Lake Campground with a new water treatment plant, completed the Loomis Museum Exhibits, parking, plaza and restrooms, installed bear-proof food lockers in campgrounds, enhanced the park website and installed new park wide interpretive wayside exhibits. Projects currently underway include the new Southwest Entrance Station.

For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4444, Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.

 -NPS-

Did You Know?

reddish color microscopic snow alage

The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.