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Aug 26, 2012, 11:44 AM

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Re: [roninthorne] Saving our Access
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roninthorne wrote:
Next year, many of America's senior and disabled citizens, as well as our veterans and active military, will no longer be given free access to our public lands and facilities. Some concessionaires operating federal Recreation Areas and maintaining facilities on Public Lands will no longer accept Gold Age, Access, or Military passes for entrance and/or use of the public lands created and supported by taxpayers, despite the fact that most of these concessionaires operate those facilities at 40-50% pure profit, amounting to hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars a year.

My wife is an MS patient living on a fixed income of less than $1,100 per month. We are currently homeless, due to her illness and the fact that my 30-year career as a carpenter went under with the Great Recession. Without her Access Pass, there are any number of America's landmarks we would never have been able to see, much of our own heritage we would never have experienced.

America's Public Lands were created for the education, edification, and spiritual enrichment of the taxpayers.

Why are multi-million-dollar-earning corporations and government bureaucrats taking away access for the elderly, the disabled, and for our brave fighting men and women? Tell the Federal government, the NFS and the concessionaires that Interagency Passes should be accepted on ALL public lands, for entry and/or day-use fees.

Signed. Not sure if this affects National Parks, but if it does then I know a lot of people who would not be able to enjoy the beauty of my and their hometown.

edit: fixed cheesetit

(This post was edited by Gmburns2000 on Aug 26, 2012, 11:47 AM)

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