National Public Lands Day September 25
9/15/2010 11:12 AM
On Saturday, September 25, more than 170,000 volunteers nationwide will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. In Williamson County, more than a hundred volunteers will make improvements to Twin Springs Preserve and the Goodwater Trail at Lake Georgetown. All will be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country.
This year marks the 17th annual National Public Lands Day, an event that brings together thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, and just plain enjoyment. Last year over 150,000 Americans participated at sites in all 50 states.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 12th consecutive year. Northrop Grumman has joined as a corporate sponsor for the 2nd year. Nine federal agencies will participate along with over 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts of USA, Student Conservation Association, and The Corps Network. The National Environmental Education Foundation coordinates National Public Lands Day.
WHO: Williamson County Conservation Foundation, REI, Inc., Austin Ridge Riders, The US Army Corps of Engineers, American Youthworks
WHAT: Construct primitive trails through the Twin Springs Preserve and a trail link to the Goodwater Trail, adding over two miles of primitive trails to the preserve and Goodwater Trail system.
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2010 – 8 am to 1 pm Registration starts at 7:30 am
WHERE: Twin Spring Preserve – on site registration at the Russell Park Group Shelter – see HERE
CONTACT: Gary Boyd, Williamson County Conservation Foundation -
Josh Kawinski, Outreach Specialist, REI - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 512/260-4226 (Gary) or 512/343-5550 (Josh)
National Public Lands Day, 4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 160, Washington, D.C. 20008 email@example.com