Paul Birmingham pic of Arizona Outdoors.
National Public Lands Day
Contact: Jean Hickman, Southwest Conservation Corps
(520) 850-1480, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Lemmon, Tucson, Arizona - On Saturday, September 29 more than 170,000 volunteers including 80 participants working at Bear Wallow on Mt Lemmon will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They will 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 19th 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, exercise and just plain enjoyment. Last year more than 170,000 Americans participated at more than 2,000 sites in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C.
The Coronado National Forest, Southwest Conservation Corps, REI and Ironwood Tree Experience have collaborated to host a clean-up at the Bear Wallow Camping Area on Mt. Lemmon this September 29th, 2012, to assist in this national effort.
This National event is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in partnership with eight federal land management agencies. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and Northrop Grumman sponsor National Public Lands Day.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9:00AM to 3:00PM
WHERE: Bear Wallow camping area near Bigelow Mountain on Mt. Lemmon