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Yellowstone Seeks Volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Yellowstone National Park is seeking volunteers for a National Public Lands Day project.

According to a Yellowstone press release, the park is seeking volunteers for a work project in the Blacktail Plateau area Saturday, September 30, 2017:

Volunteers will contribute to a backcountry trail restoration project. The project site is 2-3 miles from the road. In addition to a moderately strenuous hike to and from the site, participants will perform trail work, including the placement of erosion control. This work is strenuous. It involves the use of hand tools (shovels and picks), lifting heavy logs, and working at high altitudes and in variable weather conditions.

Space is limited to 20 volunteers. Registration will close on September 10, 2017. The park prefers contact by email at YELL_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov. Volunteers can also call 307-344-2729 and leave a voicemail with their name(s) and phone number(s).

Volunteers should bring their own food and drink, sunscreen, and sturdy footwear. Weather is unpredictable and can be cold and blustery in late September. Volunteers should bring clothing suitable for working outside in a range of conditions as weather frequently changes throughout the day.

Volunteers will receive a coupon for free entry to any “federal public land of their choice” in exchange for their trail restoration work.

Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors September 30, in honor of National Public Lands Day.

About Sean Reichard

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

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