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Posted 9/19/2016

Release no. 16-034


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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hensley Lake is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24, waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and hosting volunteers for a number of park improvement projects.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and work will wrap up at 1 p.m. Some of the projects we are asking volunteers to help with include trash pickup and removal, tree and wildflower planting, trail maintenance, painting 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. Water and lunch will be provided to participating volunteers.

Volunteers may also camp free at Hensley Lake 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 24, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Site: Hensley Lake, Hidden View Recreation Area

For more information: Art Barragan, US Army Corps of Engineers, 559-673-5151.

Email: arthur.g.barragan@usace.army.mil


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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