The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at hundreds of recreation sites across the country on Sept. 24, in recognition of Public Lands Day. The annual Public Lands Day focuses on educating the public about the importance of natural resources and the need for shared stewardship on the land. This year’s theme supports President Obama’s Great Outdoors initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside program. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Recreational activities on U.S. lands contribute $14.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy. Visit www.publiclandsday.org for more information.