Sequoia National Forest celebrates the Season of Giving with Free Christmas Tree Permits to Fourth-Grade Students

Sequoia National Forest celebrates the Season of Giving with Free Christmas Tree Permits to Fourth-Grade Students

General public Christmas tree permits available at select locations

Sequoia National Forest, CA — In support of the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) program, the Sequoia National Forest is issuing one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-grade students presenting a valid paper voucher or durable EKIP pass. The student must be present to obtain a permit and when cutting a tree under the EKIP program.

Visit www.everykidinapark.gov for information about the program and to obtain a student voucher. Then visit any participating Sequoia National Forest office or ranger station and present the printed voucher in person, along with a parent or guardian to obtain a Christmas tree permit.

Also, general public Christmas tree permits are available for $10, with a limit of one per customer. Maps with directions to cutting areas are available at the time of purchase. Permits must be purchased in person; are not transferable and sold on a first-come, first served basis.

Schedule Change: Free precut EKIP Christmas trees will be available Monday November 26 at the Sequoia National Forest Supervisor’s Office and Western Divide Ranger Station. Additionally the Supervisors Office will be open Saturday’s starting December 1 from 10 a.m. to noon for EKIP and general public Christmas tree permits.

Sequoia National Forest Supervisor’s Office: 559-784-1500
1839 S. Newcomb St, Porterville
Monday – Friday* from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday December 1, 2018 10:00 am to noon.
Free precut EKIP, and general public Christmas tree permits available Monday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Dec. 21

Western Divide Ranger Station: 559-539-2607
32588 Hwy 190, Springville
Monday – Friday* from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Free precut EKIP, and general public Christmas tree permits available Monday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Dec.14
A limited supply of free precut Christmas trees is available for fourth-grade students. Please have someone with you capable of loading your tree to your vehicle, and be sure to bring tie-downs for safe transportation home.

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