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Numerous Members of The Corps Network Participating in National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 28th is National Public Lands Day, and several members of The Corps Network are helping to lead events! Below you will find links and brief descriptions of the events that Corps will be helping to organize and make successful. You can also find a list of projects near to where you are by using the search tool on the National Public Lands Day website.
American Youthworks / Texas Conservation Corps (Austin, Texas)
Please join Texas Conservation Corps and Austin Parks Foundation for National Public Lands Day this Saturday, September 28th, 2013.
There are over 25 work projects across Austin that will be followed with an awesome lunch and after party at Zilker Park. There will be food, drink, t-shirts and a give away of 20 3-day passes to ACL fest!
Flex Austin’s volunteer muscle by celebrating this 20 year anniversary of National Public Lands Day!
Civic Works and The Student Conservation Association (Baltimore, Maryland)
Be a part of Maryland’s Day to Serve initiative by giving back to Baltimore’s public green spaces! In partnership with Civic Works, The Student Conservation Association will lead a group of volunteers in trail restoration work at Baltimore’s own Gwynns Falls Leakin Park! Volunteers should be sure to wear long pants and closed toed shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty! Snacks and lunch provided. Sign up today!
When: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 (9am – 1pm)
Where: Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, 4600 North Franklintown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21289
What: Trail cleanup and maintenance
To register contact SCA’s Service Event’s Manager Lori Robertson at [email protected] or 703-524-2441
Greening Youth Foundation (Atlanta, Georgia)
The Greening Youth Foundation will be helping to take part in activities at Martin Luther King National Historic Site, and will be joined by special guests Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and music star Cee Lo Green! They will also host their “Urban Campout.” Campers will engage in an overnight urban camping experience & camp site fun that includes instruction, entertainment, and food! Send contact information to [email protected] or [email protected] if you’re interested in participating with this event. *Open to High School students and approved chaperones only.
Montana Conservation Corps (Throughout Montana)
Missoula: Fort Missoula Regional Park
Bozeman: Gallatin County Regional Park
Southwest Conservation Corps (Colorado and Arizona)
In Durango, Colorado:
Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) and community volunteers will participate in a day of community service to celebrate 15 years of serving the Four Corners and the 20th annual National Public Lands Day. Twenty-eight SCC AmeriCorps Volunteers in addition to SCC staff and other volunteers will work on Chris Park trails (Hwy 550 N) in San Juan National Forest on Saturday morning to improve our public lands while celebrating this event with local community partners and participants. Volunteer crews will be working on Haviland View Trail and Chris Park Trail to improve conditions and make trails more sustainable for all users including hikers, horses, and bicycles. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., followed by a lunch celebration near the Chris Park campground.
As part of the national movement to support and maintain public lands while enjoying nature, SCC volunteers will be among the more than 175,000 volunteers contributing to public lands on this day throughout the United States. Southwest Conservation Corps strives to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment and has been accomplishing conservation work throughout the region for 15 years, improving local lands while impacting the lives of more than 4,500 AmeriCorps Volunteers.
Volunteers from the Durango and surrounding communities are welcome to join SCC this Saturday morning to get their hands dirty. Volunteers should RSVP with Kevin Heiner, 970-403-0145, [email protected] and arrive at the Chris Park Group Campground on Saturday at 8am with boots, water, and rain gear. Tools and food will be provided.
In Arizona (Molino Canyon):
The Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District along with REI and the Southwest Conservation Corps will be hosting a volunteer event Saturday, September, 28 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Come join us as we work on cleaning up the Catalina Highway’s vistas, trail heads, and parking pullouts. Snacks, water, and lunch will be provided! See you there!
The Student Conservation Association (Nationwide)
The Student Conservation Association is hosting events in Chicago, Anchorage, Houston, Moab, Seattle, and Richmond.