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Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that Saturday, September 25, 2010, Wright Brothers National Memorial will celebrate the 17th annual National Public Lands Day by offering free admission to park visitors.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest, hands-on volunteer effort in the United States designed to improve and enhance public lands for all Americans to enjoy. NPLD is supported by nine Federal land management agencies and is supported nationally and locally by agency partner organizations.
In 2009, 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, planted trees, removed trash and invasive plants, and restored water resources. In all, over 1,800 other projects were completed in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia. To learn more about National Public Lands Day you can visit their website at www.publiclandsday.org.
The staff at Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore encourage the park's friends, neighbors and visitors to take advantage of this annual interagency "fee free" day by getting reacquainted with their local national parks. While entrance fees for passengers in both private and commercial vehicles will be waived, recreation "user fees" such as permit fees, camping fees and lighthouse climbing fees will not be waived.