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Celebrate Public Lands Day

Volunteers work to improve trail tread in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. NPS photo Volunteers work to improve trail tread in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. NPS photo

National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands, is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 25, and there are several local opportunities to get involved. 

Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has been held annually on the fourth Saturday of September, bringing out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. It’s also a “Fee-Free Day,” with entrance fees waived at national parks and other locations too. 

National Public Lands Day events are planned across the nation, with a full list available at www.neefusa.org/npld-event-search.

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