Volunteer Opportunities This Weekend At Area National Parks.
Saturday, September 24th, is National Public Lands Day. The day was first established in 1994, and is held on the fourth Saturday of September. It, traditionally, is the largest single day volunteer event in the nation. One purpose of the day is to promote the use of open space for education, recreation and health benefits. National Lands Day is organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation in conjunction with the National Park Service along with other federal agencies. To promote visitation to and volunteerism within, national parks will be offering a fee free day this Saturday. This includes Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef,Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in this years activity.