26th Annual National Public Lands Day

september, 2019

28sep9:00 am1:00 pm26th Annual National Public Lands Day9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Event Details

The Huron National Forest will celebrate the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day with a day of volunteerism followed by a picnic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019.


The Huron Shores Ranger Station will host a National Public Lands Day volunteer cleanup, which entails visiting various known dump sites in the National Forest and hauling trash. Trash may include every day household garbage, as well as large pieces of furniture, tires, or home renovation scraps. After the day of work, Huron National Forest employees will serve lunch at the Ranger Station, followed by an open house for anyone interested in learning more about the Forest Service.


“Many forest visitors make it a habit to pick up bits of trash year-round while recreating and to report illegal dumpsites they may find,” said District Ranger Clint Emerson. “These volunteers are invaluable to us and we are looking forward to working with them on National Public Lands Day to clean up their forest.”


On the day of the event, volunteers are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes, and to bring water and anything else they may need for an active day of service. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Huron Shores Ranger District Office at 5761 N. Skeel Rd., Oscoda, MI 48750.


Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has been the largest single-day volunteer event in support of public lands. Traditionally, this has taken place on a Saturday in late September, though events can take place weeks before or even into October. The Forest Service’s National Public Lands Day webpage can be found at: https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/npld.


For more information about the Huron Shores volunteer dumpsite cleanup, please contact the Huron Shores Ranger Station at (989) 739-0728 or email jesse.rowley@usda.gov.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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