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Free holiday tree permits are available to all fourth graders with an Every Kid pass or voucher


Nov 04, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service is excited to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the national Every Kid in a Park initiative. Fourth graders can enjoy a family adventure searching for a Christmas tree in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Christmas tree permits are available at all Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest ranger district offices and headquarters office during regular business hours. Most of these offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 with the exception of the Cle Elum Ranger Station which closes at 4 p.m. Permits are also available for sale for $5 each to the general public, with a limit of two permits per family; permits are not refundable.

In order for fourth graders to receive a free tree permit they must present a valid paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website.

Step 1:  Visit www.everykidinapark.gov and follow instructions to obtain the paper voucher.

Step 2:  Print out the paper voucher.

Step 3:  Bring the paper voucher to a National Forest office to claim the free permit. The fourth grader must be present to receive a free Christmas tree permit tag.

When at a trailhead requiring a fee, the Every Kid in a Park pass or the Northwest Forest Pass will need to be displayed on the vehicle dashboard. Do not park at a Sno-Park unless a valid Washington State Sno-Park permit is displayed in the vehicle.

The Every Kid in a Park initiative is a national effort to encourage children to visit national parks, forests and public lands. As part of the initiative, all fourth graders in the country can obtain a paper pass for free entry into all federal lands and waters by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov .

For more information about the Every Kid in a Park initiative, please contact any Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest office or go to www.everykidinapark.gov .


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