(Sheridan, Wyo.) — In support of the White House’s Every Kid in a Park
beginning Wednesday, the Bighorn National Forest will offer one free
Christmas tree permit to fourth graders who present a valid Every Kid in a
The permit is good for trees under 10 feet and the fourth grader must be
present when the permit is issued.
The Every Kid in a Park initiative aims to involve fourth graders and their
families in federal public lands to help develop a generation who will care
for those lands. The initiative provides a free pass to all fourth grade
students who first go to www.everykidinapark.gov and complete the
application. A personalized paper voucher can be downloaded and printed for
use at federal lands and waters locations for one year. Pass rules and
instructions can be found on the program’s website.
The Forest Service is one of eight federal agencies supporting the Every
Kid in a Park initiative. “The Bighorn National Forest is pleased to
support the Every Kid in a Park program by offering free Christmas tree
permits to fourth graders,” said forest supervisor Bill Bass. “It’s our
hope that these kids will develop positive attitudes toward nature and the
environment and become the next generation of stewards to care for public
The free Christmas tree permits are available at Bighorn National Forest
offices in Buffalo, Greybull and Sheridan.
To find out how to get a permit if you don't have a fourth grader, click
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