Fourth grade students eligible for free Christmas tree permits

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — In support of the White House’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, beginning Wednesday, the Bighorn National Forest will offer one free Christmas tree permit to fourth graders who present a valid Every Kid in a Park pass. ​ 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 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 lands.” 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 here . *Feature photo Pexels / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #whatshappening #news