09 Jun '18, 12pm

Good News for Fourth Graders: They Can Keep Their Park Passes, for Now

Good News for Fourth Graders: They Can Keep Their Park Passes, for Now

After considerable public pressure, the Department of the Interior just announced that it would grant a year’s extension to Every Kid in a Park, an Obama-era program that provides all fourth graders with a free pass to the nation’s public lands. “Today’s decision is a victory for kids across the U.S,” said Jackie Ostfeld, director of Sierra Club Outdoors and chair of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, in a press release . “Ending this program would have been a big mistake, and we’re glad to see that the Department of Interior will continue to support Every Kid in a Park.” Since EKIP's founding in 2015, fourth graders have been able to visit the Every Kid in a Park website to download and print a free pass for themselves and up to three accompanying adults or an entire noncommercial vehicle. The pass is valid for all federally managed lands and waters, including national parks...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/every-kid-in-a-park-pas...

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