Denali National Park Seeks Volunteers for National Public Lands Day Trails Project
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day and help Denali National Park and Preserve by volunteering for a one-day project on Saturday, September 26. The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking volunteers to join one of the park’s trail crew leaders in removing light vegetation from trails in the park’s entrance area.
Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at Mile 1.2 on the Denali Park Road. The NPS will provide work gloves and tools. Volunteers should bring their lunch and water and be prepared for any weather, as the project will take place rain or shine. Trail work will be completed by 3:00 p.m.
Participation is limited to those 18 and older because the project requires the use of sharp tools.
This year is the 16th celebration of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance our public lands. Eight federal agencies and many state and local lands organizations participate in this annual day of caring for public lands.
Additional information is available at www.publiclandsday.org. Additional park information is available on the web at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling the park headquarters at (907) 683-2294 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Did You Know?
In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.