Volunteers Sought For National Public Lands Day Projects

Yellowstone National Park is seeking volunteers for two projects Saturday, September 26, National Public Lands Day.

The Park is also waiving the entrance fee that day in honor of the holiday.

Volunteers are being called to work on restoration of the Specimen Ridge Trail near Lamar Valley or staining picnic tables and signs around Yellowstone. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Both projects are strenuous, especially the Specimen Ridge project, which will involve clearing social trails, planting vegetation, and moving rocks, all at high altitudes.

You may register by emailing your name, phone number, and choice of project to YELL_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov or calling 307-344-2729 and providing the same information. There is only space for 30 volunteers; you should register by September 21 for primary consideration.

Yellowstone National Park will provide drinks and snacks throughout the day. Volunteers are expected to provide their own lunch. In addition, Park officials are recommending volunteers bring water, sunscreen, working footwear, and a light jacket or sweater, in case of cold/blustery weather.

All volunteers will receive a coupon redeemable for one-time free entrance to a federal public lands day area of their choosing.

National Public Lands Day works with five federal land management agencies to recompense their volunteers. You can read here to learn more about National Public Lands Day and the participating federal areas.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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