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National Public Lands Day

Greenbelt Park, NCP East will be hosting Public Lands Day on Saturday September 27, 2014.
W
e will meet at the Sweetgum Picnic Area at 8:45 and begin the projects at 9:00 a.m.
Please pre-register by calling the park at 301-344-3948.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.
It is also a day to discover Greenbelt Park and its amenities.

Health, Family, Fun, Stewardship.

These are the four key values guiding the Let's Move Outside initiative, and what National Public Lands Day is all about. It is only natural that our two efforts are both working to encourage more American families to get active outside and on public lands.

Volunteerism is only one component of National Public Lands Day.
Come discover Greenbelt Park through the nine miles of trails, exercise fitness trail, picnic areas with playground equipment and the 174 site campground of Greenbelt Park. (Note there is a $16 fee to use the campground)

Greenbelt Park is a unit of the National Park Service. Unlike many National Parks, Greenbelt Park does not charge an entrance fee.

 
Dogwood trail in Greenbelt Park, Maryland
Maryland Geocaching and National Public Lands Day volunteers helped with trail maintenance on the Dogwood trail in Greenbelt Park, Maryland.  Thanks Volunteers!!!
 
National Public Lands Day volunteers working on a trail maintenace project
Volunteers on Public Lands Day work on a trail maintenance project. Thanks Volunteers !
 
Park personnel and volunteers help provide wood to the campground
Park maintenance and volunteers split wood for fire wood in the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground on National Public Lands Day.
 

Did You Know?

a picture of a Native American tent in the Greenbelt Park campground

Greenbelt Park campground (located in Maryland) was closed in 1978 so that Native Americans could camp while in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Longest Walk that started in Sacramento, California. The walk was a part of Native Americans protest of how the government was treating Native Americans.