Released On: September 14, 2007
The overwhelming national participation in National Public Lands Day demonstrates that Americans have a desire to take care of their environment. The first event was sponsored by three federal agencies and attracted 700 volunteers to three sites. Last year, some 100,000 volunteers, their community partners, and numerous federal, state and local agencies worked to improve public parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and reservoirs throughout the country.
By educating volunteers at sites across the country, National Public Lands Day maintains the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an army of 3 million Americans who in the 1930's countered the devastation of the Dust Bowl and the American chestnut blight by planting more than 3 billion trees, building 800 state parks, and fighting forest fires. This year, Americans of all ages, from coast to coast, will make our community's lands, cleaner, safer and more appealing as part of National Public Lands Day. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors while learning about nature, and benefiting the environment as well.
If you care about America's public lands - and especially Canyon Ferry Reservoir - please join us on Saturday, September 29, as we clean up the shores around Canyon Ferry Reservoir. For general information about National Public Lands Day, go to www.publiclandsday.org.
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