(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources plans to reduce 60 million dollars worth of state-issued fees, which will save residents over 2.71 million dollars over the next five years.

As part of the program, veterans will have free admission to all state parks on Veteran's Day, and half-off year round, effective immediately.

In addition, all fourth grade students and

their families will receive free admission through the state park's "Every Kid a Park Pass" initiative.

Additional fees that were either reduced or eliminated are:

1. The replacement "Commercial Fishing Licence" fee has been eliminated.

2. The "Fisheries Scientific Collecting Permit" reduced from $25 to $10.

3. The "Off Road Vehicle Permit" reduced from $15 to $10.

4. The "Captive Reptile and Amphibian Reptile Permit" reduced from $15 to $10.

5. The "Falconry Permit" reduced from $25 to $10.

6. The "Resident Peregrine Falcon Take Permit" reduced from $25 to $10.

All reductions and promotions are effective immediately.