National Public Lands Day
Like many national parks, Rocky Mountain National Park will sponsor a volunteer projects on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 28, 2013. Ever year, we celebrate this day with a park-wide volunteer project, which may include trail work, vegetation restoration or a campground project. Interested in volunteering? Call the the Rocky Mountain National Park Volunteer Office at 970-586-1330, or go to the National Public Lands Day website at http://www.publiclandsday.org.
National Public Lands Day, September 28, 2013, is an annual event designed to encourage everyone to get outside and visit places such as national parks. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived to encourage visitation.
National Public Lands Day is also a national volunteer effort to give back to the very lands we use to hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic, or just plain relax. It is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands, contributing well over 100,000 hours on this single day.
Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2013 for the 20th Annual National Public Lands Day and help us care for our land.
Did You Know?
The oldest person to summit Longs Peak was Rev. William Butler, who climbed it on September 2, 1926, his 85th birthday. In 1932, Clerin “Zumie” Zumwalt summited Longs Peak 53 times.