Lassen Volcanic National Park 2010 Annual Pass Photo Contest
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, (530) 595-4444 ext. 5101
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced that the Lassen Volcanic Annual Park Pass photo contest will run through September 12. 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 2010 Lassen Annual Pass and the winner will receive photo credit and a $50 gift certificate compliments of the Lassen Association.
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, Loomis parking, plaza and restrooms, installed bear-proof food lockers in campgrounds, enhanced the park website, installed new park wide interpretive wayside exhibits, the new Southwest Entrance Station and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center exhibits.
For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4444, Ext. 5184 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.
Did You Know?
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.