National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 3, 2009, 8:51 am
Don’t miss this great opportunity to join more than 100,000 volunteers in the country’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to support America’s public lands! National Public Lands Day, which brings together tens of thousands of volunteers to work on and clean up public lands, will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009.
 
In addition to celebrating the natural beauty of our parks, trails, lakes and seashores, you’ll have a chance to get involved in your community and help with a variety of volunteer projects, including building trails and bridges, planting trees and plants, and removing trash and invasive plants.
 
Thousands of volunteers in every state will put their hands to work in a coast-to-coast effort to improve and enhance our treasured lands. From Plymouth Rock to the Golden Gate, the Tallgrass Prairie, the Rockies, the Rio Grande—volunteers will join this national day of caring for their lands.
 
Volunteers will build bridges and trails, improve habitat for wildlife, plant trees, remove invasive plants that threaten fragile natives, and help protect natural, historic and cultural resources—and much more. Volunteers will work in parks and forests, at rivers, lakes, and wetlands, at cultural and historic sites, and in their own neighborhoods.
 
Log on to the National Public Lands Day site-finder to find a volunteer location near you.