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Contact: Krista Vossekuil, 925-228-5040
Join the National Park Service (NPS) and John Muir Land Trust (JMLT) for Take It Outside California! this Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1 pm to 4pm at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA. Take It Outside California! (takeitoutsideca.com) is a statewide initiative to connect all Californians to great outdoor places and experiences. Participating organizations across the state are holding fun, free events for everyone to enjoy.
Representatives from NPS and the JMLT will be on site from 1pm - 4pm to conduct mobile app-guided tours of beautiful nearby Mt. Wanda, a favorite place where John Muir himself hiked a century ago. Several classrooms of local students participating in JMLT’s POINTing to Success program helped to create the Wonders of Mt. Wanda smartphone tour. Visitors can learn more about the students’ work, download the application, take a tour of stunning Mount Wanda either alone or in groups, and enjoy a terrific day outdoors! POINT-creator Arthur Bart-Williams will lead tours for the public using the mobile app technology starting at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Visitors are asked to park at the John Muir National Historic Site, located at located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553. There will be easy shuttle transportation between John Muir NHS and Mt. Wanda. Admission and parking are free, and participants are welcome to explore the house and grounds before, during and after the event.
For more information on the event, visit http://jmlt.org/calendar
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. John Muir NHS, located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553, is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission to the site is free of charge. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jomu, ‘like’ us on Facebook, call (925) 228-8860 or email e-mail us.
The National Park Service has more than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in the East Bay. In just 25 short years, John Muir Land Trust has risen from its humble roots to become one of the leading forces for conservation in northern California. With 3,100 acres now under stewardship, many of the most beautiful places in the East Bay are permanently preserved for recreation, wildlife and scenic views. Learn more at jmlt.org