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National Public Lands Day on September 27

National Public Lands Day on September 27

Tomorrow, Sep 27, is National Public Lands Day. Free entry to every National Park Service site. So no matter where you read this blog from, get out and volunteer to help. Or just get in for free.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Many states are also celebrating. Did you know that 2014 is the 150th birthday of California State Parks! See the list of the states with events.

Here are the national Park units that will host volunteers:

  • Alabama: Little River Canyon National Preserve, Russell Cave National Monument
  • Alaska: Sitka National Historical Park
  • Arizona: Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Saguaro National Park
  • Arkansas: Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • California: Channel Islands National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Muir National Historic Site, Lava Beds National Monument, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Yosemite National Park
  • Colorado: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Connecticut: Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Delaware: First State National Monument
  • Washington, DC: National Capital Parks- East, National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • Florida: Everglades National Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Georgia; Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Indiana: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Maryland: C&O Canal National Historical Park, Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Massachusetts: Minute Man National Historical Park
  • Michigan: Keweenaw National Historical Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Minnesota: Pipestone National Monument
  • Mississippi: Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Missouri: George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Nebraska: Homestead National Monument of America
  • Nevada: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • New Hampshire: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
  • New Jersey: Patterson Great Falls National Monument
  • New York: Gateway National Recreation Area
  • North Carolina: Cape Lookout National Seashore, Carl Sandburg National Historic Site
  • Ohio: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Oklahoma: Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Oregon: Oregon Caves National Monument
  • Pennsylvania: Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Puerto Rico: San Juan National Historic Site
  • South Dakota: Jewell Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park
  • Tennessee: Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Shiloh National Military Park
  • Texas: Big Bend National Park, Padre Island National Seashore
  • Utah: Arches National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Zion National Park
  • Virginia: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Prince William Forest Park, Shenandoah National Park, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Washington: Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Mount Rainier National Park, San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Wyoming: Devils Tower National Monument, Yellowstone National Park

Unrelated thought worth quoting: Git ‘er done!!

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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