National Public Lands Day
“September 24 is National Public Lands Day, a volunteer-run event dedicated to cleaning up and preserving everything from neighborhood green spaces to national parks.”(Parents, September 2011, p. 34) Parents magazine really has a lot of great ideas for family philanthropy.
Last year, I didn’t realize I was participating in National Public Lands Day but I think I was. My husband, kids and I all went to Lake Pleasant to help pick up trash for a few hours. Actually, Mike did a lot of the picking up while the kids and I played in the water. Nevertheless, we had a great time!
Check out the website to find out where you can volunteer in your area. The website is so easy to navigate and it lists things to do throughout the year, not just on September 24, if you happen to be busy that day.
Examples of what you may be asked to do?
· Pick up litter
· Paint over graffiti
· Fix trails
· Plant plants and trees
How can we get involved?:
· Check out the site and volunteer your time if you can: http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites
“This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters, this land was made for you and me.” ~Woody Guthrie