National Public Lands Day
September 24, 2016
Various projects took place across the park all weekend, coinciding with one of the largest service days on public lands across the nation. As a special treat, each household or individual participating in the workday received a Fee-Free coupon that provides one free visit in the next year to any of the fee-charging units of the agencies that participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Besides the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service are part of National Public Lands Day.
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 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 public lands of the year!
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands. In 2015, about 200,000 volunteers worked at over 2,500 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Point Reyes hosted the following projects (click on the links below for more details).