Eastman Lake seeks volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Published Sept. 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – H.V. Eastman Lake will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 30, providing free entry to day-use areas for volunteers participating in the event.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. and work will wrap up at 11:30 a.m. A variety of projects volunteers may participate in include wildflower seeding project, recreation area improvements, landscaping improvements, and shoreline litter removal.  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 at noon for volunteers who participate in the cleanup.

Volunteers may also camp free at H.V. Eastman 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 30, 2017 – 8 a.m. to 11:30

Site: H.V. Eastman Lake, 32175 Road 29, Raymond, CA 93653

For more information: Morgan Barnes, US Army Corps of Engineers, 559-689-3255.

Email: eastman-info@usace.army.mil

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

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

J. Paul Bruton

Release no. 17-027