National Public Lands Day - October 4 Parks and Recreation to host three service projects on Saturday, October 4, as part of national program
This fall, volunteers around the nation, including about 100 volunteers in Missoula parks, will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places – and to celebrate National Public Lands Day, the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is a celebration of the work, play and learning that takes place on public lands every day. NPLD brings together thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, exercise and just plain enjoyment. Last year, more than 175,000 Americans participated at more than 2,200 sites in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
Hosted by: Clark Fork Coalition, Citizens For Parks and Trails, Friends of Fort Missoula Regional Park, Parks and Recreation, Montana Skatepark Association, Edge of the World Missoula
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Riverfront Trail project: Meet at McCormick Park in front of Currents. Clean-up and tree planting in Clark Fork Natural Park, just east of Orange St. bridge.
MOBASH Skate Park project: McCormick Park, MOBASH. Weeding, mulching, clean-up.
Fort Missoula project: Near the Fort Missoula Cemetery on Guardsman Ln. Project includes Rx Trail restoration.
All ages are welcome, youth under 18 must have an adult present to sign liability waiver.
Bring water and snacks. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Registration is not required but is greatly appreciated.
Eight federal agencies will participate along with more than 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Student Conservation Association, The Corps Network, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 16th consecutive year. Northrop Grumman has now been a contributing sponsor for 6 years.
National Public Lands Day is coordinated by The National Environmental Education Foundation. NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF sees a future where by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. www.NEEFUSA.org
Group Volunteer Opportunities
We are happy to work with groups to create a unique volunteer opportunity for interested groups.We completed over 45 projects in 2013 with schools, community groups, church groups, and organizations.
Examples of previous projects:
Bug collecting on Mt. Jumbo
Clark Fork Area weed pull
Greenough Park re-vegetation
Installation of LaFray Park Playground
Jr. Lifeguard/Swim Instructors
Kiwanis Park Revamp
Litter removal at skate park
Litter removal from McCormick Park
Maintaining the EBJ flower bed
Mt. Jumbo trail
Mt. Jumbo weed pull
Painting picnic tables and benches
Rock dam removal in Greenough Park
Sanded docks at Silvers Lagoon
Softball field work
Southside Lions Club Park Revamp
Splash Montana 2011 Opening
Splash Montana weeding
Wapakiya Park weeding and mulching
Weed Memorial Rose Garden
If interested please contact the Outdoor Recreation Specialist Meg Rogosienski, 552-6271.
Special thanks to past groups Montana Audubon, Kiwanis Club, New Hope Fellowship Church, Radtke Home for Boys, GUTS!, and Hellgate High School, North Missoula Community Development Corp, Spectrum Aquatics
Interested in other volunteer opportunities?
Please see Volunteer Missoula, or contact Tyler Decker, Volunteer Coordinator, at 552-6271 or by email.