Volunteers Help Repair And Reseed Prairie Trails On National Trails Day, June 4

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Date: May 11, 2016
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Saturday, June 4 is National Trails Day. Trails and parks enthusiasts can help the National Park Service repair and reseed a prairie trail at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. All ages are welcome. E-mail heho_information@nps.gov or call (319) 643-2541 if you are interested in participating. 

Meet at the Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. for an orientation and to get signed up. Work will be from 9:00 a.m. to about 12:00 p.m. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable work clothes. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. Bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, long sleeved shirt, and a snack. The park has work gloves and other required tools. 

Last year the National Park Service launched its "Find Your Park" campaign which began a two year celebration commemorating its first 100 years of preservation and service to the public. "Find Your Park" is aimed at getting people out to experience all their national parks have to offer and to share their favorite stories about National Parks. Visit www.findyourpark.com to learn more. 

American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. National Trails Day®is a registered trademark of American Hiking Society. 

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Last updated: May 11, 2016

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