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National Parks waive entrance fees for August weekend

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

Eye Opener

By The Post's Lisa Rein

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on Aug. 14 and 15, one of the busiest travel weekends of the summer, to encourage people to come visit a park, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday.

There are 391 national parks across the country, in 49 states. Many will also hold free events on Aug. 14 and 15. See a complete list by park or state at www.nps.gov.

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By Lisa Rein  | July 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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Comments

Jeez jiji1.... such a 'tude, Dude.

OBVIOUSLY Salazar & co. are creating a national attendance incentive to whole family, non electronic pass-times WHILE reflecting an awareness of most families' economic woes. Current overcrowding at our parks? Are you daft? If you LOOKED UP national attendance, you'd know they're deflated everywhere. No one can afford to GO!

Govt action by definition is never perfect at every angle (so GET over yourself) which brings them in this case to 'bang for buck'-dom: a choice with multi-pronged benefits.

Posted by: Haditupta | July 30, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

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