U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Will Waive Day Use Fees
on National Public Lands Day
The following press release was provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will join other federal agencies in waiving day use fees at its recreation areas nationwide on September 20.
This date coincides with the celebration of National Public Lands Day. Millions of Americans volunteer their time and effort on this occasion to build nature trails, improve recreation areas, clean up trash and debris or walk, hike or swim on our public lands and waters.
In waiving day use fees, the Corps encourages all Americans to take part in National Public Lands Day activities or just enjoy our Nation's public lands and waters.
"Americans seek out the beauty and variety of our nation's public lands to enhance their active lifestyles," said Maj. Gen. Robert H. Griffin, deputy commanding general of the corps. "We welcome all visitors to enjoy our parks and realize the benefits that result from engaging in outdoor recreation activities."
The Corps is one of our nation's largest providers of outdoor recreation, operating more than 2,500 recreation areas at 456 projects (mostly lakes) and leasing an additional 1,800 sites to state or local park and recreation authorities or private interests. The Corps hosts about 375 million visits each year at its lakes, beaches and other areas, and estimates that 25 million Americans (one in ten) visit a Corps project at least once a year to recreate.
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