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Posted 9/19/2016

Release no. 16-037


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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New Hogan Lake, about an hour drive from midtown Sacramento, will celebrate 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.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the work will wrap up at 1 p.m. Some of the projects will include removing mistletoe from oak trees, removing tires from the lakebed, painting bollards and picnic tables, picking up litter, campsite clean-up (raking and sweeping), repairing picnic tables, and replacing decomposed granite around campground fire pits. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements. A BBQ lunch will be provided for volunteers around noon.

Volunteers may also camp free at New Hogan 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 – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Site: New Hogan Lake Park Headquarters / Observation Point

For more information: Kevin Franken, US Army Corps of Engineers, 209-772-1343.

Email: keven.m.franken@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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