Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 30, 2006, is the thirteenth annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). National Public Lands Day is an annual event that provides opportunities for the public to participate in volunteer projects that accomplish much needed work on public lands. NPLD, organized by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, is supported by nine federal land management agencies.
This year the annual Fee Free Day will also be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, 2006. In accordance with guidance issued by the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate National Public Lands Day as the interagency Free Day. The waived fee for the admission of private vehicles includes seven days of visiting the park, including entering and exiting the park on those days. The waived fee does not include campground or overnight lodging fees.
Those interested in obtaining more information about NPLD to visit the website at www.npld.com.
Did You Know?
The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.