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Contact: SAJU Superintendent, 787-729-6777
San Juan, PR. –On Saturday, September 24, 2016, San Juan National Historic Site will be celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with free entrance for all of our visitors. San Juan National Historic Site will focus our Public Lands Day Community Involvement projects into eliminating graffiti from the access tunnel to Maria Magdalena de Pazzis cemetery at Puerta de San José while simultaneously conducting a shore clean up along the Paseo del Morro.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and is intended to encourage shared stewardship of our nation's public lands. "Those interested in volunteering in the cleanup of The Paseo del Morro are asked to join us at 7:00 am at the Paseo del Morroentrance at the dry moat of Castillo San Felipe del Morro (near the bridge) on September 24 for registration, supplies and instructions. Please call to confirm your participation at 787-729-6777 ext. 251 and leave a message or send an email to . This cleanup will be from 7:00am- 12:00pm. "We are glad to once again be joinedby Toyota Puerto Rico on National Public Lands Day in working together towards the preservation of San Juan National Historic Site", added Superintendent Chavez.
Volunteers are reminded to wear appropriate clothing, hat and sunscreen, as well as to bring water and snacks. Lunch will be provided, thanks to Toyota Puerto Rico.To learn more about San Juan National Historic Site and how we work with local communities to educate, preserve local history and resources, and how you can help, please go to www.nps.gov/saju.
San Juan National Historic Site is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Fort San Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), San Juan Gate, and most of the City Wall. The site is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission to San Juan National Historic Site and its fortifications is $5 for visitors 16 years or more and free for those 15 and under, NOT on this day.