National Public Lands Day

  • 09/22/2018 Location: Bear Valley Trailhead, | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Michael Spaeth Contact Email: E-Mail Us Contact Phone Number: michael_spaeth@partner.nps.gov
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    Join Point Reyes National Seashore for National Public Lands Day and help the dune restoration team remove European searocket, an invasive plant that is threatening a thriving patch of Tidestrom's lupine (a federally endangered species). Afterwards, have lunch watching the crashing waves and spend about 30–45 minutes doing yoga on the beach with a certified yoga instructor. Come prepared to work hard, have fun and feel really good by the end of the day! Bring your own packed lunch and lots of water! Work gloves and tools will be provided. To sign up, please contact Michael Spaeth by email.

    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.