On Saturday, September 30, volunteers at Bays Mountain will join hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans at public land sites across the country to give back to the lands where we play, learn, exercise and relax in celebration of the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

NPLD, coordinated each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) with support from national sponsor Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., brings together volunteers from across the country to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use and enjoy every day. Each year, NPLD volunteers provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of services in one day that would otherwise take limited park staff months to accomplish.

Volunteers at Bays Mountain will get their hands dirty from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., removing brush or improving the parking lot area.  Volunteers will meet at the Herpetarium to begin their day.

“Your work will help ensure that Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium continues to be a beautiful place for all to enjoy,” said Megan Krager senior naturalist at Bays Mountain Park.

Pre-reservations are required by signing up at the Nature Center or calling (423) 229-9447. For more information please call Megan Krager at (423) 229-9490.

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