On Saturday, September 27, 2014, over 170,000 volunteers, including fifty or more at Old Fort Park will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They'll be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country.
This year marks the 21st annual National Public Lands Day, an event that brings together thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, and just plain enjoyment. Last year over 150,000 Americans participated at sites in all 50 states.
Lunch will be provided by the Walmart and the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is the event's national corporate sponsor for the 12th consecutive year. This year, Northrop Grumman has joined as a corporate sponsor. Nine federal agencies will participate along with over 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts of USA, Student Conservation Association, and The Corps Network. The National Environmental Education Foundation coordinates National Public Lands Day.
DETAILS FOR SEPT. 27, 2014:
WHAT: Remove invasive exotic plants, trash, plant native plants, clean up the rain garden at Old Fort Park
WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
*Registration begins at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Registration will be at picnic shelter #2 off Overall Street in Old Fort Park
CONTACT: Jim Lewis