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Contact: Dilcia Gonzalez, 787-729-6777
On Saturday, September 24, San Juan National Historic Site will celebrate National Public Lands Day, a free-fee day.For this celebration, the park is looking for volunteers to work from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in assisting park staff and other volunteers in the removal of trash around Fort San Juan de la Cruz (known as El Cañuelo) and the beach around Isla de Cabras in Toa Baja.
National Public Lands Day gives volunteers an opportunity to give back to the public lands and natural environment we all enjoy and care for.National Public Lands Day has been held annually nationwide since 1994 as a way to celebrate, enjoy and learn about the great outdoors. This event supports First Lady Obama Let's Move Outside initiative which engages families and youth to get outdoors and be active through hands-on fun activities.
"This should be a great day for having fun outdoors while conserving our cultural and natural resources and learning more about Fort San Juan de la Cruz.Adult volunteers will receive a coupon that waives entrance fees to Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristóbal," said Superintendent Walter J. Chavez.
Participants are asked to meet at Fort San Juan de la Cruz (El Cañuelo) located in Isla de Cabras, Toa Baja, at 8:30 am for registration.Work will begin at 9:00 am.Volunteers should wear clothing appropriate for the work and bring water and snacks.
Everyone is invited to pitch in for helping conserve our treasured Fort El Cañuelo and surrounding beaches.For more information, please call 787/729-6777.
San Juan National Historic Site is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Fort San Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), the San Juan Gate, Paseo del Morro and most of the City Wall.The fortifications are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition, San Cristóbal is open until 7:00 pm on Tuesdays when the LeLoLai festival program is held in the main plaza from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.Admission to San Juan NHS is $3.00 per fort for adults and free for ages 15 and under.