Saturday, February 13, 2016

Federal lands will be fee-free for Presidents Day weekend - Full Article

By Jamie Hale | The Oregonian/OregonLive
on February 11, 2016

Get out your hiking shoes and prepare to tackle the great outdoors in honor of the American presidents who helped make our most scenic lands a public preserve (I'm looking at you, Teddy).

Federal agencies – the National Park Service not included – are waiving day-use fees on public lands this Presidents Day weekend, giving access to the forests, beaches, wetlands and mountains that define our great American landscape.

It will be a chance to "delight in the hardy life of the open," as Theodore Roosevelt said.

Fees will be waived by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all weekend, from Feb. 13 to 15, while the U.S. Forest Service will only offer one fee-free day on Feb. 15 – Presidents Day proper...

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