Martis Creek Lake seeks volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Published Sept. 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Martis Creek Lake, located just 15 minutes outside of Truckee, will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Oct. 16 by waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and hosting volunteers for a number of park improvement projects.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and the work will wrap up at 3 p.m.  Half-day projects are available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Projects include trail widening, raking, repairing fencing to protect creek banks and building walkways. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements. Also bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and a light lunch if you choose to work on the full-day projects. Snacks will be provided as well as water to refill your bottle.

After the volunteer work, there is a River Fair open to all from 1 – 4 p.m. at Granite Flat campground in Truckee with food, booths and a fish release.

Volunteers may also camp free at Martis 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, October 16, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Site: Martis Creek Lake Wildlife Area

For more information: Jacqui Zink, US Army Corps of Engineers, 530-587-8113.


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

Paul Bruton

Release no. 16-036