SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Celebrate our public lands, meet others who love the outdoors and take the opportunity to help out during National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2013, the 20th annual observance of the event in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
“National Public Lands Day attracts such great energy to our parks every year,” said Jonathan Friedman, senior district natural resources specialist with the Sacramento District. “This event is a natural magnet for scout troops, conservation groups and families who love the natural beauty that surrounds us in central California.”
By pitching in at one of the Sacramento District’s National Public Lands Day activities, volunteers will receive – along with a case of high spirits and camaraderie – a fee-free coupon good for one day of day-use or admission fees at any participating federal agency park, forest or recreation area. The coupon is valid for one year from date of issue.
This year’s projects in the Sacramento District include: light landscaping, painting, park clean-up and trail maintenance.
Volunteering during National Public Lands Day is one way to answer President Obama's call to service and play a role in supporting America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, an effort to promote the conservation of outdoor spaces and reconnect Americans to the outdoors.
The Corps has been involved with National Public Lands Day since its inception in 1994 and has consistently been one of the event’s largest providers of sites and volunteers.
To locate National Public Lands Day events near you, visit the Sacramento District recreation website HERE or visit http://www.publiclandsday.org
Release no. 13-066