Public invited to attend virtual state park fee proposal public meetings

In September, County 10 shared a proposed fee increase effective January 1st, 2021 for Wyoming State Park and Historic Sites was open for public comment.

On October 22nd, two virtual public meetings were announced in regard to this fee increase. The public meetings, which can be accessed either virtually or by phone, will provide important information about these proposed changes.

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Public information meetings will be held via google meets and via phone under the following schedule:

October 26th – 12 pm to 1 pm
Google meet id meet.google.com/fgv-jdbv-ydo
Phone number 1-575-305-4675 (pin:827478303)

November 2nd – 5 pm to 6 pm
Google meet id meet.google.com/kpc-xany-evk
Phone Number 1-414-909-7595  (pin: ‪440 636 765#)

Public comments regarding the changes can still be made via the Secretary of State‘s website at http://rules.wyo.gov or via email to [email protected] through November 14th.

“All revenue collected through visitor fees goes right back to Wyo Parks’ sites to fund operation/maintenance costs, new projects, site enhancements and resource protection,” Wyoming State Parks Deputy Director Dave Glenn said. “Current revenue shortfalls and necessary budget reductions will require an increase in revenue in order to keep state parks and historic sites open, staffed, and maintained. Fees collected from visitors do not fully fund Wyo Parks operations.  Wyo Parks also relies on general fund dollars and funding from other sources such as grants, motorboat gas taxes, and donations.”

A copy of the proposed rules may be obtained on the Wyoming Administrative Rules System: https://rules.wyo.gov by using the advanced search for proposed rules, or by contacting Wyo Parks Headquarters at 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, or by email to [email protected]

Click here to read County 10’s initial post about the proposed increases.

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