Post by L Roebuck on Sept 13, 2007 14:30:02 GMT -5
Lend a hand to public lands: National Public Lands Day is Sept. 29 Submitted to the Current-Argus
The largest hands-on volunteer effort to preserve America's lands, the 14th annual National Public Lands Day, will take place Saturday, Sept. 29.
"Public lands serve all Americans, and National Public Lands Day provides a fun and educational opportunity for Americans to return the favor to those lands and the wildlife they harbor," said Robb Hampton, director of National Public Lands Day. The event continues the legacy started by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which enrolled 3 million Americans to maintain and improve public lands during the Great Depression.
One third of America's land is in public hands, and may be used for everything from recreation and relaxing to logging and mining. National Public Lands Day is a yearly chance for all Americans to take ownership of these lands — in 2006, some 100,000 volunteers across the country built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants. This year, volunteer activities will take place across the country in parks, forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands, at cultural and historic sites and neighborhood areas. Families and students can enter national parks, wildlife refuges and forest service recreation areas for free on this date, and learn about wildlife habitats while working to benefit them.
Another clean up on Public Lands day will happen at Oregon Caves. Repost:
You are invited to participate in a volunteer cave cleanup day at Oregon Caves on Saturday, September 29 (National Public Lands Day). Individual volunteers and groups are welcome. You must register in advance. Free camping is available to volunteers on Friday and Saturday night. Volunteers will receive a waiver for one entrance fee for public lands, including national parks.
See attached press release. Please forward this press release to people you think may be interested in this event.
Elizabeth Hale =========================== Physical Science Technician Oregon Caves National Monument 19000 Caves Highway Cave Junction, OR 97523 phone: (541) 592-2100 x254 fax: (541) 592-3981