By Ms. Moira L Kelley (ASA (CW))August 26, 2016
If you are in fourth grade, you can receive a voucher for a free 4th Grade Annual Pass, and take it with you and your family to a Corps of Engineers Recreation site. This program, called Every Kid in a Park, was started by President Obama in 2015. The Corps of Engineers and Assistant Secretary Darcy are active participants in the program. Corps lands and waters all across America are excited to share their heritage with young people.
On Wednesday, Secretary Darcy joined 4th graders at the Corps of Engineers Bonneville Lock and Dam to watch adult salmon swim upstream, take part in hands-on activities with park rangers and educators, and learn about the great outdoors.
"The Every Kid in the Park initiative will connect kids to their local parks, so they can continue to take advantage of all that our outdoors has to offer," said Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "Millions of children visit Army Corps of Engineers parks with their families and classrooms each year, and this initiative will help introduce millions more to the joys of recreation, education and our nation's water resources."