Celebrate National Public Lands Day by Giving Back

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Date: September 17, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Kavanaugh, Volunteer and Partnership Program Coordinator, 570-426-2443

Across the country, volunteers will share time and energy to give back to their favorite parks and public lands on September 26, National Public Lands Day. According to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue, a unique historic structure within the park will benefit from these efforts. “The Ramirez Solar House is one of the earliest examples of passive solar design in residential architecture,” said John Lambert, Chief of Maintenance for the park. “On National Public Lands Day we’ll work with volunteers to cut back foliage to reveal the unique architectural features on the property, including stone pillars of a pergola.”

“We are working closely with two very dedicated park partners on this effort,” added Superintendent Donahue. Volunteers from Ramirez Solar House, a not-for-profit park partner organization, are hosting the event and will offer a tour of the house at the end of the work project. The NY/NJ Trail Conference is providing leadership and expertise on the outdoor aspect of the project. 

The project will run from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 26. Interested volunteers should register through this link: http://www.nynjtc.org/workshop/introduction-trail-maintenance-trail-u-1012

Details and location are provided upon registration. The project is located off Raymondskill Road just south of Milford, PA. Volunteers should dress for the weather (rain or shine) and wear long sleeves and long pants. Bring your own lunch and beverages as well as sunscreen and insect repellent. Snacks and all tools, equipment and safety gear will be provided.

For more on Public Lands Day go to: http://www.publiclandsday.org/about
For more on Ramirez Solar House go to: http://www.ramirezsolarhouse.org/

Last updated: September 22, 2015

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