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Posted 7/12/2017

Release no. 17-018


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Lynn Rose
313-226-4680
313-300-0662 (cell)
Lynn.M.Rose@usace.army.mil

DETROIT— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, which participates in the national park program, notifies the public of an announcement by the National Park Service to increase fees in the program.

The National Park Service in coordination with the other federal recreation providers announced July 10 the implementation of a new America the Beautiful Senior Pass, which was enacted as part of the National Park Service Centennial Act in the 114th Congress.

Beginning August 28, 2017, the price of the Lifetime Senior Pass (currently $10) will increase to $80. A new Annual Senior Pass is also available for $20. Previously purchased lifetime Golden Age or Senior Passes will be honored for the lifetime of the pass holder.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District's Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center issues the senior pass. Applicants must appear in person and pay by check with photo ID to receive a pass from the Duluth office. Otherwise citizens may apply for the pass at national parks that require a fee.

For more information on the new Senior Pass, please visit the National Park Service Website at: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm?utm_source=feesandpasses&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=senior_pass

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