- AREA REPRESENTATIVE REMINDS VETERANS & ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY -
OF FREE STATE PARK ADMISSION

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AUGUSTA, ME - Due to recently-enacted legislation, Maine veterans and active-duty members of the military are eligible for free admission to state parks and historic sites, according to Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess (R-Cumberland).

Veterans and active-duty military personnel may receive a free day-use pass by presenting valid identification at any state park or historic site. The free day-use access is issued only for veterans who are Maine residents and for active-duty military personnel whose home residence is in Maine. There is no limit on visits or sites, but valid identification must be shown upon arrival each time to receive the free day access. This identification includes veteran discharge papers such as a DD214, military or VA identification cards, or veteranís license plates.

The Maine Department of Conservation and the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services are working together to implement a process allowing veterans and active-duty military personnel to apply for a free annual pass in the future. The application process for the pass will begin on October 1st and instructions will be posted on the Maine Department of Conservation and the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services websites.

 

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Rep. Strang Burgess is a second-term legislator representing House District 108, which includes Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Long Island and part of North Yarmouth.

 

AUGUSTA
2 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-1440
800-423-2900
 

RESIDENCE
155 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME 04021
207-829-6264

 

RepMeredith.StrangBurgess@Legislature.Maine.gov