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?
Artists have had a major impact on the creation and development of America's national parks since the beginning of the national park movement. Denali's Artist-in-Residence program continues that tradition. Artists spend 10 days in the park, and later donate a piece of artwork to the park that reflects their experience during the residency.