Idaho launches parks, recreation passport program
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is expected to kick off a new plan designed to raise money for Idaho's state parks and make access to those recreation hubs more affordable.
Otter is hosting a news conference in the Capitol Friday to introduce the new State Park Passport Program.
The idea was approved by lawmakers earlier this year -- and if enough Idahoans sign on it's hoped the program could raise $1.9 million for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
Under the program, motorists registering vehicles could voluntarily pay a $10 fee for a sticker that gives annual access to 30 state parks. There is also the option of paying $20 for a two-year pass.
Currently, annual passes to the state's 30 parks sell for $40, while daily stickers cost $5.