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Contact: Joshua Bernick, 701-623-4466
Free admission will be offered on Saturday, September 24 to encourage visitors to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and spectacular badlands scenery at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all parks for National Public Lands Day.
In addition, The Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and park staff will work together that day to mark some of the backcountry trails in the South Unit.
Interested members of the public should meet at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Visitor Center in Medora at 9 am MDT.Everyone is welcome; interested persons are encouraged to RSVP by calling the park at 701-623-4730 ext 3401.
Volunteers should come dressed for the weather, bring a lunch, water, sun screen, hat, work gloves and comfortable boots or walking shoes.The work requires walking several miles on park trails carrying trail posts and tools.Volunteers will cover as many trails as possible, in groups of 4-5.The Friends will supply snacks for trail workers and will host a barbecue after the event.
"We are pleased to offer another fee free day for everyone this year," said Superintendent Valerie J. Naylor."We also encourage interested persons to join the Friends Group in volunteering for the park on National Public Lands Day."
The mission of Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is to support the natural, cultural, and scenic resources, and the spirit and sense of place of the three units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Little Missouri River that unites them in the badlands of North Dakota. This will be accomplished by advocating for the park, raising public awareness, engaging youth, and raising funds for projects that support the park's mission and Theodore Roosevelt's conservation legacy.