Tuesday, September 15, 2015
SAVE THE DATE / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
SAVE SEPTEMBER 26.
The National Park Service is looking for a few good men and women to pitch in to spruce up public lands as part of National Public Lands Day, September 26.
Volunteer events are being held across the country. For example, in Gettysburg PA volunteers will help reveal a battle era stone wall that was used as a breastwork during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg National Military park will provide hand tools and water. Volunteers should bring a bagged lunch, sunscreen, and bug spray and should wear long pants, close toed shoes, and gloves. The brush cutting project will help reveal a battle era stone wall that was used as a breastwork during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Those interested in volunteering for the day should register by September 18 to NPS’s Jo Sanders and include their name, address, phone number, email address, and an emergency contact name and phone number.
Additionally, they should include any medical conditions that the park staff would need to be aware of. To volunteer call Jo Sanders: 717 338-4403.
ACROSS THE USA.
More than 175,000 volunteers will paint, plant, mulch and clean thousands of acres of public lands across the U.S. on Saturday, September 26, as part of the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, National Public Lands Day. Volunteers will serve at more than 2,200 sites –at least one in every state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER IN YOUR TOWN:
In California alone there are 67 events for National Public Lands Day that need volunteers: Check in at: http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites/search?state=California
IN SAN DIEGO:
The Friends of the San Diego River Mouth, a chapter of the San Diego River Park Foundation, needs volunteers with an interest in helping to save and restore one of the last remaining Coastal Dune and Wetland Habitats in San Diego. Please join us from 9:00 am to noon. Over 95% of these habitat areas no longer exist in California. Home to many endangered birds, fish and mammals this area needs your help to remain as a viable habitat area. An educational walking tour will be included.
Activities include: invasive plant removal, native plant rescue, watering and care of recent plantings, trail maintenance and litter removal. All tools and supplies are provided. Community service hours can be verified for those that need them. Be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty and wear closed shoes, no sandals or flip-flops allowed for safety reasons.
Volunteers will meet in the grassy area just inside the Dog Beach parking lot in Ocean Beach at the western end of Voltaire Ave. For more info or to RSVP call 619.297.7380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Date and Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm