On Saturday, Sept. 27, the 21st annual National Public Lands Day takes place. It is a one-day volunteer effort for public lands.
Last year, more than 175,000 volunteers and visitors celebrated at 2,237 public land sites in the 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. Volunteers:
Collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants
Built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails
Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
Removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places
Contributed an estimated $18 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country
To find out more about National Public Lands Day, visit publiclandsday.org