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Contact: Registration Line, 203-834-1896 ext. 28
Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut:
On Saturday September 28, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a volunteer invasive plant pull from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in habitat restoration, removing invasive plants such as Garlic Mustard and Japanese Barberry from the woodlands. Join your local national park in an effort to maintain the habitat along park trails in celebration of National Public Lands Day!
Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Proper attire for the activity includes sturdy closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and hats. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a bottle for water are recommended.
Registration for this event is required and space is limited. To register or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 ext. 28. This volunteer opportunity is appropriate for ages 10 and up, with parent or guardian supervision required for participants less than 15 years of age. Prior to the event, volunteer agreement forms must be signed by each volunteer, or their legal guardian if less than 18 years of age. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to protect public lands at Weir Farm National Historic Site!
National Public Lands Day is organized nationwide by the National Environmental Education Foundation, a foundation chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge and action. The annual event educates Americans about critical environmental and natural resources issues, builds partnerships between the public sector and the local community, and improves public lands for outdoor recreation. National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year nearly 175,000 volunteers worked in 2,206 locations and in every state. For more information on National Public Lands Day events in Connecticut, visit www.publiclandsday.org.
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art. For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site, please visit www.nps.gov/wefa or call (203) 834-1896.