Make Plans for Public Lands This Saturday–and Enjoy a Fee-Free Park Day

Volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C., get ready to pitch in and help the park for National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C., get ready to pitch in and help the park for National Public Lands Day. Photo © Alan Spears/NPCA.

All national parks will waive their entrance fees this Saturday, September 29, for National Public Lands Day, the largest one-day volunteer effort for public lands in America. According to the National Environmental Education Foundation, the nonprofit organization that promotes this annual day of “Helping Hands for America’s Lands,” a whopping 170,000 volunteers are expected to spend time removing invasive species, planting trees, picking up litter, maintaining trails, and performing countless other tasks this weekend that will help restore and beautify our public places.

NPCA is proud to be supporting five different events for National Public Lands Day. Please consider joining us! Just click the links below for descriptions and RSVP information:

Can’t make it to any of these events? Choose from hundreds of other volunteer opportunities around the country on the National Public Lands Day website.

As an added incentive, volunteers who participate in National Public Lands Day at a National Park Service site (as well as a number of other public sites) are eligible to receive a coupon to enter for free on another day of their choice within the next year. So, you not only get to enjoy the park and help out without paying any entrance fees, you also get to go back for another full day for free on any public lands site! Get more details on the National Public Lands Day website.

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Watch a video of NPCA’s Legislative Representative Alan Spears on the importance of cleaning up Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and some of the interesting objects volunteers have pulled out of the park’s beautiful ponds!

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Editor of Online Communications Jennifer Errick

Jennifer Errick is editor of online communications at NPCA.