Point Reyes National Seashore hosted a variety of a volunteer projects in recognition of National Public Lands Day on September 25, 2010. Projects were held both Saturday, September 25 (California Coastal Cleanup Day) and Sunday, September 26 (Habitat Restoration Workday). Additionally, we offered the opportunity to experience Tule Elk during the rut (mating reason) with our volunteer Tule Elk Docents on both Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26, 2010.
National Public Lands Day on the fourth Saturday of September is an annual event designed to encourage people to get outside and visit places such as Point Reyes National Seashore. National Public Lands Day is also a national volunteer effort to encourage folks to give back to the very lands we use to hike, bike, swim, explore, picnic, or just relax. It is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands!
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers worked in over 1,800 locations and in every state. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
Below is a listing of events that were held at Point Reyes National Seashore on or in conjunction with the 2010 National Public Lands Day. All events are co-hosted by Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
- Saturday, September 25, 2010 - California Coastal Cleanup Day
- Saturday, September 25, 2010 - Experience Tule Elk
- Sunday, September 26, 2010 - Habitat Restoration Workday
- Sunday, September 26, 2010 - Experience Tule Elk