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Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, (530) 595-4444, ext. 5101
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced the winning entry for the 2010 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest was submitted by Scott Arnaz of Cottonwood, CA. This magnificent photograph entitled, "Lassen Peak and frozen Manzanita Lake" 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. Arnaz 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 2010 Lassen Annual Pass. To view the 2010 winning photo, please visit the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parknews/nr09_photo_winner.htm
The photo contest for the 2011 Lassen Annual Pass will run again next summer. Photographs may be submitted beginning June 15 and no later than September 3, 2010. For more information about the contest, please call 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 2010 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.
For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480 daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.