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Posted 9/19/2016

Release no. 16-038


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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Pine Flat Lake, about a 20-minute drive from Orland, 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.

Volunteer work will begin at 8 a.m. and the work will wrap up at noon. Most of the projects will focus on improving nearly 100 campsites at the park’s largest campground, Island Park, and the interpretive trail at the same location. All volunteers should expect to use a shovel, rake or carry heavy items. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements. Gloves and other protective equipment will be available. Water and snacks will be provided.

Volunteers may also camp free at Pine Flat 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 noon.

Site: Pine Flat Lake & Dam – Island Park Campground

For more information: Michelle Christian, US Army Corps of Engineers, 559-787-2589.

Email: amber.r.machado@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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