Come Volunteer at the National Seashore on National Public Lands Day on September 26

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Date: September 24, 2015
Contact: Courtney Butler, 508-957-0733

Superintendent George Price announces two National Public Lands Day projects at Cape Cod National Seashore on Saturday, September 26, hosted by park staff, volunteers from Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the Center for Coastal Studies.

The first project will be removal and installation of signs along the Province Lands Bike Trail to provide directional and safety assistance to bicyclists using this popular trail that meanders through the dunes in Provincetown. The task includes use of shovel and post-hole digger for sign installation, and carrying signs and posts short distances to and from the work area. Participants for this project should meet at 9:00 AM at the Beech Forest parking area on Race Point Road in Provincetown. The project will run until noon. The second project is a coast sweep-beach trash clean up event at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, coordinated in partnership with the Center for Coastal Studies. This project will run from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, with participants gathering at the Herring Cove Beach parking lot, north side at the end of the lot, located on Province Lands Road in Provincetown. This project is ideal for families, and students seeking community service hours.

"This is a chance for community members to help improve the seashore. We're always gratified to hear from people who appreciate the national seashore and want to give back. With the ongoing support of Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and our other park partners, events like National Public Lands Day provide that opportunity," said Superintendent Price.For both projects participants should bring hats, work gloves, bug spray, sunblock, and water. To volunteer at either or both of events please contact Courtney Butler at 508-957-0733 or courtney_butler@nps.gov. Each volunteer will receive a pass good for one "Fee-Free" day at any public land, to be used within the next year.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single-day volunteer event in the nation. NPLD began with just three sites in 1994 and 700 volunteers. In 2014, more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated at more than 2,100 public land sites throughout the country and territories. NPLD volunteers helped to collect around 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, built 1,500 miles of trails, planted 100,000 trees, shrubs, and other native plants, removed 500 tons of trash, and contributed $18 million through volunteer services.

Superintendent Price concluded, "We want YOU to be part of this impact by helping keep Cape Cod National Seashore beautiful and welcoming for all to enjoy!" For more information on NPLD or national seashore projects, visit www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites.

Last updated: September 24, 2015

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