Interior Department Celebrates Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary with Fee-Free Day on Public Lands

Anniversary kicks off month-long tour to celebrate investments in improving infrastructure, safety and accessibility


August 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — On Friday, August 4, the Department of the Interior will commemorate the three-year anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a bipartisan investment that improves visitor experiences, bolsters climate resilience, and invests in the economy by creating good-paying jobs in our national parks, wildlife refuges, recreation areas, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools.

Since 2021, GAOA projects have supported an average of 17,000 jobs and generated an average of $1.8 billion for local economies annually. For fiscal year 2024, Interior proposed...

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