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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week — National Public Lands Day

9/24/2012 10:36:53 AM

Tags: parks, public lands, environment, volunteer, Earth Gauge


On September 29, 2012, volunteers will come together nationwide to give back and spruce up national, state and local public lands for National Public Lands Day (NPLD).  Volunteers have fun, learn more about their communities and make millions of dollars' worth of improvements to public lands.  Last year, 170,000 volunteers at more than 2,000 sites planted 100,000 trees, shrubs and other plants; built and maintained 1,500 miles of trails; and collected 500 tons of trash and 23,000 pounds of invasive plants!  NPLD supports both the Let's Move Outside! and Youth in the Great Outdoors initiatives by encouraging volunteers to explore and enjoy America's natural wonders through outdoor recreation.
Viewer Tip:  One of every three acres of land in the United States - nearly 600 million acres - belongs to you!  On September 29, lend a hand to the national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, coastal preserves, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes and reservoirs that all of us use to hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or just simply relax.  Search NPLD volunteer opportunities by state or zip code at  Most events take place rain or shine, so check the local forecast to be prepared.

NPLD is a fee-free day on many federally managed lands.  And, volunteers who participate are given coupons for second free entry into their favorite federal public land areas that have entrance fees.

(Source: National Public Lands Day.) 

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