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National Parks Passes now available at Roger Williams

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Date: March 13, 2007
Contact: Sparkle Bryant, (401) 521-7226

Ranger Sparkle Bryant displays new park passes
National Park Service Ranger Sparkle Bryant displays the America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes now available at the Roger Williams National Memorial Visitors Center

America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes Now Available at Roger Williams National Memorial

The Roger Williams National Memorial staff announced today that they are now carrying the America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes. The Interagency passes are for sale seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center located at 282 North Main Street in Providence.

"There are four different types of Interagency passes available: the Annual Pass; the Senior Pass; the Access Pass and the Volunteer Pass," Park Ranger Sparkle Bryant explained.

The Interagency Annual Pass is for the general public and costs $80. It is valid for one full year from the month of purchase. The Interagency Senior Pass is for citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years of age or older and it costs $10 and it is valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. The Interagency Access Pass is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, regardless of age, who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. The Access Pass is free and is also valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. Lastly, the Interagency Volunteer Pass is available free of charge to volunteers who exceed contributing 500 service hours.

"This updated park pass system was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004," Halford Welch, Site Manager of the Memorial explained "We are really pleased to offer this new service to the people of Rhode Island and we hope that they take advantage of this opportunity to obtain passes locally and to explore our country’s great national treasures."

To learn more about the America the Beautiful -- The National Parks and Federal Lands Pass Program, please contact or visit Roger Williams National Memorial Visitors Center at 282 North Main Street in Providence or call 401-521-7266.

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