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Contact: Nancy Stmison
Devils Tower, WY –
Come and celebrate the 24th National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Devils Tower National Monument. National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to join hundreds of thousands of fellow volunteers at public land sites across the country to give back to the lands where we play, learn, exercise, and relax. It is the country’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. All entrance fees to the Monument will be waived.
National Public Lands Day is nationally sponsored by Toyota and the National Environmental Education Foundation. Each year, volunteers provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of services in one day that would otherwise take park staff months to accomplish. Last year, more than 200,000 people participated in events at more than 2,500 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. For other information and events, check their website at http://www.publiclandsday.org/.
Activities Offered For The Day Include:
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Volunteer Opportunity on trails
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Climbing Demonstrations
Free and open to the public, those wishing to volunteer will meet park rangers in front of the Visitor Center at 9:00 am. Volunteers will work alongside park rangers to clean trails and remove exotic plants. Park rangers will provide tools, and water, some gloves may be available. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate work clothing, comfortable closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen, a refillable water bottle and personal snacks.
Climbing demonstrations will be offered near the climbing wall at the Tower Trail Trailhead.
The Visitor Center and bookstore are open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm seven days a week. To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument visit www.nps.gov/deto or www.facebook.com/Devils-Tower-National-Monument-Official-NPS-Site or twitter.com@DevilsTowerNM or Instagram at #devilstowernps
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks system and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/nationalparkservice, and You Tube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservce.