On Saturday, Sept. 26, volunteers around Texas and the nation will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and help improve these treasured places by celebrating National Public Lands Day.
National Public Lands Day, the largest volunteer day for public lands in our country, brings together volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, exercise.
Last year, more than 175,000 Americans participated at more than 2,100 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
Texas State Parks events include:
Trail Maintenance Day at Wyler Aerial Tramway (in El Paso)
Park Cleanup Day at Mother Neff State Park, one of Texas’ first state parks (near Waco)
Native Garden Renovation at Garner State Park (near San Antonio)
Trail Building Workshop at Inks Lake State Park (near Austin)
Water and Land Program at Martin Creek Lake State Park (near Longview)
Visit http://texasstateparks.org for more information. Check the calendar for a complete list of events or go to the volunteer page to sign up for an event.
NEEF (the National Environmental Education Foundation) coordinates National Public Lands Day every year. Seven federal agencies will participate along with more than 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Student Conservation Association, Outdoor Nation, The Corps Network, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 17th consecutive year.
More information can be found at publiclandsday.org.