Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Black Canyon Heritage Park

By TARA ALATORRE

BLACK CANYON CITY – Community members are invited to participate in the 25th annual National Public Lands Day, which is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, at Black Canyon Heritage Park on October 6.

In just one afternoon local volunteers can help with planting, weeding and maintaining trails that would otherwise take park staff months to accomplish, giving back to the public lands’ residents enjoy. This event helps improve and restore public lands and its facilities.

Pictured: Volunteers making improvements and maintaining Black Canyon Heritage Park at last year's National Public Lands Day. Photo courtesy of Black Canyon Heritage Park
Pictured: Volunteers making improvements and maintaining Black Canyon Heritage Park at last year’s National Public Lands Day.
Photo courtesy of Black Canyon Heritage Park

“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.,” stated a press release from Black Canyon Heritage Park spokesperson, Ann Hutchinson.

Registration for the local public lands event is at Black Canyon Heritage Park, 33955 S. Old Black Canyon Highway at 8:30 a.m., with the volunteer efforts beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by noon.

Seven federal agencies, along with state, county, city and nonprofit partners will participate in the national event, and Toyota is the corporate sponsor.

The public is encouraged to participate in National Public Lands Day on social media by using the hashtags #NPLD and #WhyICare.

For more information contact info@blackcanyonheritagepark.org or call 623-203-8628. Volunteers can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaea72ca2fb6-public1.

About Black Canyon Heritage Park

Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) provides visitors with a variety of experiences to arouse curiosity and to instill a sense of discovery and stewardship for the area’s outstanding cultural, historical, recreational, and environmental riches. The Park’s 30 acres of Agua Fria riverfront property includes Sonoran Desert riparian habitat with areas transitioning to the grass and forests habitats. Interpretative displays in the visitor center and along the trail provide insights to enrich the visitor’s experience.

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