Volunteers Sought For National Public Lands Day Project

The National Park Service is seeking volunteers for a National Public Lands Day project September 24. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors that day.

According to a Yellowstone press release, volunteers are needed for a project in Mammoth Hot Springs—restoring a trail across the main road from Mammoth Campground. Work will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Duties will include removing social trails, planting native vegetation, and installing erosion control.

All volunteers, upon completion of the project, will receive a coupon that can be exchanged for “a one-time free entrance to the federal public lands day area of their choice.”

Volunteers must be able to use hand tools such as shovels and picks, lift heavy objects, and endure high altitudes and variable weather conditions.

Yellowstone has spots open for 30 volunteers. Although drinks and snacks will be provided, volunteers are encouraged to bring a lunch, water, and sunscreen. Good shoes and/or boots are highly encouraged.

The deadline for registration is September 19.

If you’re interested, please email your name and phone number(s) to YELL_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov or call 307-344-2729 and leave your information in a voice mail.

National Public Lands Day is a collaboration with five federal land management agencies that encourages volunteer participation across the national park system and beyond.

About Sean Reichard

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

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