Stanislaus River Parks seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Published Sept. 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stanislaus River Parks will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24 by waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and volunteers who participate in a number of park improvement projects.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. and the work will wrap up at 3 p.m. Projects include trail maintenance, wildflower planting, litter pick up, and tree planting. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements. Necessary personal protective equipment will be provided. Snacks and lunch will also be provided to all volunteers.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Site: Stanislaus River Parks, first parking lot of McHenry Recreation Area

For more information: Jered Bodenhausen, US Army Corps of Engineers, 209-881-3517.


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

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