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Waived fees, photo contest offered for Public Lands Day

September 21, 2021 GMT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest plans to celebrate Public Lands Day by waiving most recreation area fees and hosting a virtual photo contest.

Fees on Saturday will be waived except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas, the Forest Service said Monday in a statement.

The agency said it is celebrating this year’s theme of More Ways to Connect to Nature by hosting a virtual photo contest. Entries will be accepted until noon Sept. 24, and the most-liked photos will alternate as the cover photo for the agency’s Facebook and Twitter pages through the end of the year, officials said in the statement.

National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 and is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands.