Saturday, September 22, 2018
Point Reyes National Seashore hosted one volunteer event in recognition of National Public Lands Day 2018 on Saturday, September 22. The public was invited to join us for a Yoga and Dune Restoration workday near Abbotts Lagoon. Ranger-led programs were also offered at 1:30 pm on both Saturday, September 22 and on Sunday, September 23 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
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. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands. In 2017, about 169,000 volunteers worked at over 2,100 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, contributing ~680,000 hours of service.