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NEWS RELEASE u.s. department of the interior
National Park Service
For Immediate Release Frank Torres 425-8025
First Fort Tours at Fort Union National Monument for National Public Lands Day
In honor of volunteers and volunteerism on National Public Lands Day, Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service will host two special public tours of the First Fort Union site (circa 1851-1861), Saturday September 26th. Scheduled times for the tours is 11:00am and 1:30pm. Visitors are urged to arrive at the visitor center at least 15 minutes before the start of each tour. Visitors should dress comfortably, wear sturdy walking shoes and be able to walk and stand on uneven dirt surfaces. Accommodations for handicap accessibility at this site is limited.
On this day, all national parks including Fort Union National Monument will waive entrance fees. This volunteer/outreach event is dedicated to all who enjoy and appreciate our countries special public lands.
For more information call 505-425-8025 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/foun. Fort Union National Monument is located 28 miles north of Las Vegas, NM., take exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, drive 8 miles on NM State Rd. 161.
### September 15, 2009