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Posted 9/19/2016

Release no. 16-035


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

Lake Kaweah seeks volunteers for National Public Lands Day
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lake Kaweah, located less than 25 miles outside of Visalia, will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24 by waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and volunteers who participate in a number of park improvement projects.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and the work will wrap up at 2 p.m. Projects volunteers will participate in are tree planting, trail maintenance, litter pick up along the shoreline, painting of tables and picnic shelters, placing of signs and camping equipment 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, snacks, and beverages will be provided to all volunteers.

Volunteers may also camp free at 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 24, 2016 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Site: Lake Kaweah, Horse Creek Campground area

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

Email: christina.r.hidalgo@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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