The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stanislaus River Parks, is hosting National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, providing free entry to day-use areas for all participating volunteers.
This year’s event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. with volunteers participating in a variety of projects such as trail maintenance, shoreline clean-up, litter removal and campground beautification. Volunteers must wear appropriate work attire, including closed-toed shoes or boots, long pants and shirts that help shield from the elements. Tools will be provided; volunteers are encouraged to bring properly fitted work gloves.
Locally, volunteers are being sought for a clean-up project at the Orange Blossom Recreation Area, Stanislaus River Parks, in Oakdale. For more information, contact Kao Saephan or Hilary Coleman at 209-881-3517.
Volunteers participating in the Corps of Engineers Sacramento District National Public Lands Day events will receive a coupon for a free day-use pass valid for one year at any federal park.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To find more information on National Public Lands Day events, visit https://www.neefusa.org/public-lands-day.