Here's something right up Women Outdoors' alley, or trail as the case may be - National Public Lands Day
. Begun in 1994, National Public Lands Day is "the nation's largest
hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands
Americans enjoy" according to their web site.
Part of the Women Outdoors vision statement is to promote environmental stewardship by creating and participating in earth stewardship programs. National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26, 2009, offers us the opportunity to do just that.
As outdoors women, we enjoy public lands every time we hike in a state
or national park, canoe or kayak down a river, bike on Rails-to-Trails path,
cross country ski in a national forest, or participate in any other
number of outdoor activities.
Last year, more than 120,000 people in every state helped care for shared lands on National Public Lands Day. Volunteers showed up at national parks, state and local parks, lakes, rivers, beaches, wetlands, wildlife refuges, forests, you name it, to build trails and bridges, plant native species, remove trash and invasive plants, and provide stewardship for the outdoor spaces we so cherish.
Visit National Public Lands Day
to find a site near you or to register a site that your group or Women Outdoors region will coordinate.
See you in the outdoors (and probably on public land).