Celebrate the Public Lands You Love
One of the best ways to show your appreciation for the rivers and trails you enjoy year-round is to join more than 200,000 volunteers around the country on Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as they celebrate National Public Lands Day.
What is National Public Lands Day?
National Public Lands Day is an event organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation to promote enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands in the United States. The signature event is held on a Saturday in late September.
How can you help?
You can get involved and pitch in locally in Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Volunteers are needed to help park rangers with three projects.
- Clean up trash from the river while paddling from Narrowsburg, NY to the Ten Mile River Access, NY.
- Maintain the Tusten Mountain Trail near the Ten Mile River Access by helping to widen the trail and vista, install trail markers, and remove hazards from the hiking path.
- Clear mile-a-minute and other invasive plant species from around the Zane Grey Museum and Lackawaxen Access.
National Public Lands Day will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Ten Mile River Access located on Crawford Road, Narrowsburg, NY. Following the kick-off reception, volunteers will be assigned to groups and move to their designated location to begin the projects.
The maintenance sessions will wrap up on a rolling basis as projects conclude.
To register, call 570-729-7134 ext. 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be also be found online at nps.gov/upde.