Our national forests, national parks and other public lands have never been more important than they are today. These lands belong to all of us and provide a wide range of benefits including clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and help fighting climate change.
Unfortunately, not all children have the opportunity to experience the outdoors and be inspired by our iconic public lands. That is why Every Kid Outdoors was created in 2015. This program provides every fourth grader in the country free entry to all federal lands for them and their family. This includes not only our national forests and national parks but also historical sites such as Frederick Douglass’ house and many other iconic sites around the country.
We are all facing so many challenges today. An entry fee shouldn’t stop millions of fourth graders and their families from experiencing our public lands. Let’s extend the 2019-2020 Every Kid Outdoors pass for another year.
Contact your Member of Congress today and ask them to stand up for our 4th graders by contacting Secretary Bernhardt.