Point Reyes National Seashore hosted a variety of events in recognition of National Public Lands Day 2012. The public was invited to join us on Saturday, September 29 to remove invasive cattails in the Giacomini Wetland and on Sunday, September 30 for a Habitat Restoration Project workday. Additionally, we offered the opportunity to experience tule elk during the rut (mating season) with our volunteer Tule Elk Docents on both Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30.
National Public Lands Day (usually observed 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 2012 National Public Lands Day. All events were co-hosted by Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
- Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Control invasive cattails in the Giacomini Wetland
- Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Experience Tule Elk
- Sunday, September 30, 2012 - Habitat Restoration Workday
- Sunday, September 30, 2012 - Experience Tule Elk