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Contact: Jana McCabe, NPS, (559) 565-3131
Contact: Brady Wendt, USACE, (559) 597-2301
On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite the public to enjoy and care for their public lands through a special volunteer program at Lake Kaweah and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Volunteers will work on a variety of tasks to beautify the parks. Free lunch will be provided to registered volunteers.
The program will begin at 8:00 am at the Horse Creek Campground at Lake Kaweah. Volunteers will be grouped into project teams. This year's projects include: refurbishing campsites, restoring habitat, collecting litter, planting trees, and much more. At noon, volunteers will return to the campground for a free taco lunch, music, and educational booths.
Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and activity. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. While tools and supplies will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring work or garden gloves for their own comfort. Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.
Held annually on the last Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States. Around the country, volunteers of all ages participate in projects to protect and improve lands and facilities that provide opportunities for education and enjoyment. In addition to the special volunteer programs, entrance fees at all national park sites will be waived on Sept. 27.
For additional information on the special volunteer program or to register, call (559) 597-2301.