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November 3, 2012
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Federal agencies waiving fees to public lands for Veterans Day weekend

The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service announced they will be waiving entrance and usage fees at most of their day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12. Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is encouraging Coloradans to take advantage of the fee waiver to experience some of Colorado's pristine public lands.

"One great way to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans is to get out and enjoy the land they fought to defend," Bennet said. "Colorado has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States. I encourage Coloradans and visitors to take some time next weekend with their families to enjoy our beautiful public lands."

The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Concessionaire operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

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The Summit Daily Updated Nov 3, 2012 12:33AM Published Nov 3, 2012 12:33AM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.