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Winner of 2011 Annual Pass Contest

Newly Fallen Snow
Rubin, Michael

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Date: October 28, 2010


October 28, 2010
For Immediate Release
Darlene Koontz
(530) 595-4444, ext. 5101

 Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces Winner of the 2011 Annual Pass Photo Contest

 Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced that the winning entry for the 2011 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest was submitted by Michael Rubin of Shingletown, CA. This magnificent photograph entitled, "Newly Fallen Snow" showcases Lassen Volcanic National Park and its awesome scenery.

 The Lassen Annual Pass photo contest is held annually and is open to the public. The winning photograph was selected by park employees and volunteers from over 100 submissions. Mr. Rubin will receive photo credit and a $50 gift certificate from the Lassen Association to use at one of the park bookstores, and his photo will be featured on the 2011 Lassen Annual Pass. To view the 2011 winning photo, please visit the park website at:    http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parknews/nr07_photo_winner.htm

The photo contest for the 2012 Lassen Annual Pass will run again next summer. Photographs may be submitted beginning May 1 and no later than September 9, 2011. For more information, please contact the fee office at (530) 595-4444, ext. 5148.

The $25 Lassen Annual Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase and is also honored at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The 2011 pass will be available for purchase in the new year at the Entrance Stations on weekends.  

The Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass is part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which enables Lassen Volcanic National Park to retain 80% of fees collected through the selling of passes and the collection of entrance fees. These funds pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities.    

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.