Volunteer on National Public Lands Day!   1 comment

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While summer may not officially end for another few days, we’re already excited about what is to come in our national parks this fall! In less than two weeks we’ll be celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28th. This is a great time to give back to the national parks you love. It is our nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for our public lands. And it’s a fee-free day, meaning national park entrance fees will be waived!

Last year, nearly 175,000 people volunteered their time at more than 2,200 sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. Volunteers removed an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails, planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants, and collected an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places. Let’s help make this year – the 20th anniversary – even bigger and better!

Visit the National Park Foundation website to find out how you can get involved and honor this special occasion by volunteering in your national parks!

You can also find a list of volunteer events here. (ed note: And these are in MANY public places, not just in National Parks!)

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One response to “Volunteer on National Public Lands Day!

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  1. This sounds a brilliantly successful day… good for you and all that take part… wish it happened in more places like Africa……

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