June is National Great Outdoors Month | SummitDaily.com

June is National Great Outdoors Month

Daily News staff report

President Obama proclaimed June 2011, Great Outdoors Month, as did Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. As part of the national effort to encourage Americans to get outside and connect with nature, Rick Cables, Regional Forester, U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain

Region, announced a fee-waiver day to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on

Saturday, June 11.

Visitors to the National Forests can enjoy many sites fee-free today, Cables said.

There are three fee-waiver days during 2011 that apply to U.S. Forest Service lands throughout the country:

Get Outdoors Day: June 11, 2011

National Public Lands Day: September 24, 2011

Veterans Day Weekend: November 11-13, 2011

Visitors should check with local offices prior to arriving to their destinations, as some sites will not participate in the fee-waiver program depending on how they are managed. For example, some sites managed by concession operators or listed on the National Recreation Reservation System, may not have the flexibility to honor the fee waiver.

For more information on National Get Outdoors Day, visit http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/.

Learn more about Get Outdoors Colorado at http://www.getoutdoorscolorado.org/

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