National Public Lands Day: Sat. Sept. 24

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National Public Lands Day: Sat. Sept. 24

Saturday, September 24th
Border Field State Park
9am to noon

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States.

Volunteers at the Tijuana Estuary will plant native vegetation to help restore a section of Border Field State Park. No special skills necessary, just a willingness to get your hands dirty!

Please be sure to wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and reusable water are recommended as well.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring signed parent consent forms (available by request), and volunteers under 16 must attend with an adult.

Check out the progress volunteers having been making on this restoration site since 2009:

Photos of restoration site in 2009

Photos of restoration site in 2010

Photos of restoration site in 2011

Last year, 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,080 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. NPLD volunteers:
-Removed an estimated 450 tons of trash
-Collected an estimated 20,000 pounds of invasive plants
-Built and maintained an estimated 1,320 miles of trails
-Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
-Contributed an estimated $15 million to improve public lands across the country