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In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service sites, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) and Rainbow Bridge National Monument (NM), on September 24. This fee free program, started by Secretary Salazar in 2008, helps families and communities engage with America's Great Outdoors, reconnecting them with nature and creating opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Visitors are reminded that the fee waiver applies to entrance fees only and does not affect camping, boating or river use fees. For more information on fee-free opportunities in park units around the country, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year, 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,080 sites across the country in all 50 states. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local land managers and volunteers participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-42 to preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage.
For information on additional events and activities occurring in and around Glen Canyon throughout the year, please visit www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/things2do.htm.