National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day will be celebrated on September 27 this year. Beginning in 1994 with only a small handful of sites, National Public Lands Day is a time to get outside, enjoy the great outdoors and volunteer.
"National Public Lands Day reminds all of us of the vast and diverse nature of America's open spaces, from small neighborhood parks to large national parks, and the importance of each one," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "We are fortunate that more than 600 million acres of public land, including national parks, provide all of us with cherished places where we can go to unwind, recreate, or learn."
Many people will lend a hand to help the land and spend part of National Public Lands Day volunteering on work projects. More than 170,000 people are expected to plant trees, clean watersheds, remove invasive plants, replace signs, and otherwise beautify 2,000 public sites throughout the country.
At Morristown National Historical Park, entrance fees to the Washington's Headquarters Museum, including the Ford Mansion will be waived.
Visit www.publiclandsday.org for more information.
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