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After Public Outcry, U.S. Department of the Interior Expected to Continue Kids Program in National Parks

Despite news reports that the program was in danger of being cancelled, the Department of Interior will continue the popular, successful Every Kid in a Park program.


Every Kid in a Park allows every fourth grader in the U.S. to visit national parks. Since the program began, millions of fourth graders have downloaded their park pass voucher and visited a national park, many for the first time. The Outdoors Alliance for Kids delivered over 15,000 comments in support of the program to Secretary Ryan Zinke, including 1,000 handwritten postcards from children. Additionally, over 70 member organizations and allies to the Outdoors Alliance for Kids also called on Secretary Zinke to continue the Every Kid in a Park program.

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