We are approaching FIVE YEARS of November Project DC. Halfway through our tenure, we worked closely with the National Park Service to figure out the best way for us to continue following rules and regulations while still having access to the Lincoln Memorial for our Wednesday workouts. It recently came to our attention that there is a proposed regulation that would endanger those efforts and our ability to work out on National Park Service land (nearly 90% of parkland in DC).
The basics? The regulation proposes to limit the length of permits to 30 days. We currently submit permits every quarter with a cost of $120. A switch to monthly permits would not only put a time strain on the volunteers that lead this group but a financial strain on the group as well, with a potential of almost $1500/year. We believe barriers to fitness shouldn’t exist, one of the reasons we are a free fitness group (no money in, no money out) and our members don’t pay any fees.
Because of this, we need your help. Comments for this proposal are open until MIDNIGHT EST on OCTOBER 15th. If you can find the time to go to the comments page, please either:
- Use our form letter, fill in your name, and submit your comment.
- Spend a little extra time and put down some of your thoughts and submit a comment.
If you have ever come to November Project DC, been to the National Mall, or been to a National Park, this may affect you. So please, take a sec and help us let the National Park Service know that this proposed regulation would have a negative effect on people of all walks in the national capital region. We truly appreciate all your time and understanding and we will be fully transparent as this process unfolds. Stay tuned!Share via socials: