National Public Lands Day (NPLD), an event held annually in September showcases our nation's public lands and the importance of protecting natural resources through responsible use and volunteerism. This year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will participate in a "Fee-Free" Day in partnership with our sister Federal land management agencies. Accordingly, all day use fees for visitors to Corps-managed recreation areas will be waived on 29 September 2012. This waiver covers boat launch ramp and swim beach fees. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters.

In addition, the Corps will thank our National Public Lands Day volunteers by issuing a "Fee Free" coupon to volunteers who participate in one of our NPLD activities. The "Fee Free" coupons are valid for one year from date of issue and may be used in place of entrance or day use fees for one day at any participating Federal agency park, forest, or recreation area that charge either of these types of fees.

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National Public Lands Day