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National Public Lands Day Celebration to be held in Black Canyon Heritage Park

10/2/17

BLACK CANYON CITY – On Saturday, Oct. 14, up to 25 volunteers at Black Canyon Heritage Park will join thousands of volunteers who visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves and forests to give back to the treasured lands where we play, learn, and relax in celebration of the 24th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The actual day in Sept. 30 but celebrations occur throughout the year. Volunteers can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaea72ca2fb6-public.

Coordinated each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day brings together volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that people across America use and enjoy every day.  Each year, NPLD volunteers provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of services in one day that would otherwise take limited park staff months to accomplish.  Last year, more than 200,000 people participated in events at more than 2,500 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

Seven federal agencies will participate in NPLD along with hundreds of state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups.  Toyota is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 19th consecutive year.

Learn more about the Black Canyon Heritage Park at www.blackcanyonheritagepark.org.