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Posted 9/18/2017

Release no. 17-028


Contact
J. Paul Bruton
916-557-5166
paul.j.bruton@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lake Kaweah, located less than 25 miles outside of Visalia, will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 30, providing free entry to day-use areas for volunteers participating in the event.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and the work will wrap up at 3 p.m. Volunteers may participate in projects such as tree planting, trail maintenance, litter pick up, painting of tables and picnic shelters, placing of signs, campsite restoration and more. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements.  Lunch will be provided and music. The event will be held in the Horse Creek Campground back loop. Three will also be exhibits on site with educational materials and activities.

Volunteers may also camp free at Lake Kaweah either the night before or on public lands day, and will also receive a coupon for a free day-use admission pass valid anytime in the next year at any park managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Site: Lake Kaweah / Horse Creek Campground back loop

For more information: Christina Donnelly, US Army Corps of Engineers, 559-597-2301

Email: christina.r.hidalgo@usace.army.mil

Website: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Locations/Sacramento-District-Parks/Lake-Kaweah/

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. For the last 20 years, outdoor enthusiasts have come together to improve their local recreation areas by helping with small construction projects, litter removal and trail maintenance. To find information or sign up for National Public Lands Day events near you, visit https://www.neefusa.org/public-lands-day

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