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Public Lands Day Volunteer Activities

September 24

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is a national annual observance that typically falls on the last Saturday in September. It focuses on volunteer conservation of public lands (lands held by central or local governments).

Organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day promotes the connection between people and the environment by inviting everyone to get outside. Public lands in the United States include parks, forests, and wildlife management areas. Most of them are open for recreational use.

The Nations largest volunteer event, the event was first held in 1994 when 700 volunteers worked at three sites. The initiative turned out a huge success and became an annual tradition.

By 2014, participation grew to about 175,000 volunteers at more than 2,000 sites throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. NPLD focuses on caring for public lands across the country, educating the citizens about the natural resources and environment. Whether it be from damage caused by natural disasters and extreme weather, human activities or the host of other factors that impact upon our public lands threatening the health and well being of the people and wildlife who depend upon them, public land managers, volunteers, and others who steward these special places work tirelessly to restore these areas, make them more resilient to future threats, and ensure that people and wildlife continue to enjoy them for years to come.

It is supported by federal agencies, state, regional and local governments, and non-profit organizations. NPLD volunteers collect invasive plants, build and maintain trails, plant trees, shrubs and other plants, remove trash from trails and other places. They also donate money through volunteer services to help improve public land sites.

Free for all to attend and volunteers welcomed, what a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the scenery and even volunteer!

Details

Date:
September 24
Event Category:

Organizer

White Pine Chamber Of Commerce
Phone:
775-289-3720
Email:
VisitElyNV@gmail.com
Website:
https://elynevada.net

Venue

White Pine County Fairgrounds
78 N Mcgill HWY
Ely, 89301 United States
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Website:
http://wpcfair.joshnicholes.com/