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Saturday is National Public Lands Day, Admission is Free to National Parks

Saturday, September 29 is National Public Lands Day. This is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Find a volunteer site if you want to help improve our public lands by planting trees and native plants, collecting trash, improving trails, and more.

In honor of National Public Lands Day, all national parks offer free admission. Plan your visit to a national park today.

Day camp and summer school are not the only activities young people can do this summer. Find volunteer opportunities on Serve.gov.

Celebrate our beautiful country and volunteer to help take care of it. 

Volunteer to Clean Up the World’s Oceans, Coasts, and Watersheds

The International Coastal Cleanup will take place this Saturday. The cleanup is an annual event, sponsored in part by the Environmental Protection Agency, that includes over 100 countries and territories bordering every major body of water on Earth. It is the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment.

Last year, more than 8 million pounds of debris were removed from coastal, shoreline, and underwater sites around the world as part of the cleanup. Nearly 80 percent of the collected debris was considered disposable trash like plastic bags, bottle caps and soda bottles.

Learn more about this year’s International Coastal Cleanup and sign up to volunteer.

September 11 marks the third National Day of Service and Remembrance. Find out how you can get involved by finding volunteer opportunities in your community.