Tuesday, September 7, 2010

National Public Lands Day

from National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day 2010 celebrates service and recreation on public lands while educating volunteers about the effects of climate change on our parks. NPLD engages a diverse audience of adult and youth volunteers to get to outdoors and improve their lands, whether at the grandest national park or at an urban park in their neighborhood.

NPLD inspires a new generation of volunteers committed to service on public lands. The event also encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America's natural wonders through outdoor recreation. After working hard, volunteers can take a hike, a swim, a bicycle ride and get healthy in America's backyard.

Last September, volunteers....
Removed an estimated 900,000 lbs of trash
Collected an estimated 20,000 lbs of invasive plants
Built and maintained an estimated 1,320 miles of trails
Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
Contributed an estimated $14 million to improve public lands across the country

In West Michigan, three events are listed to date:
Highland Recreation Area, White Lake, MI
Cutting invasive trees and shrubs
See Michigan DNRE

Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve
Seed Collection: Enjoy a beautiful fall day while collecting native grassland seeds for the prairie at Saul Lake Bog.
See Nature Nearby

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Beach clean up
See National Park Service

See National Public Lands Day
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