• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Volunteers to clean up beaches and trails for National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day volunteers restoring parkland.
National Public Lands Day volunteers restoring parkland.
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News Release Date: September 14, 2011
Contact: Mike Malone, 805-370-2317

(Thousand Oaks, CA) The National Park Service and California State Parks will host a volunteer event in celebration of National Public Lands Day on September 24 from 9 am to 1 pm at Leo Carrillo and Point Mugu State Parks.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America's public lands. This year's event will focus on beach cleanup as well as trail maintenance. Volunteers will be treated to refreshments and souvenirs. Meet at Leo Carrillo State Park.

For more information and to register, contact National Park Servicevolunteer manager Mike Malone at 805-370-2317 or email at Mike_Malone@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Rangers from California State Parks and the National Park Service discuss program ideas.

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