Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Southern Utah, Grand Canyon

ST. GEORGE – National Public Lands Day is on Sept. 29, a day when the public can help improve the lands through volunteers efforts.

Zion Canyon and Pipe Springs

Zion National Park and Pipe Spring National Monument will join sites throughout the United States to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 29, 2012. In celebration of this event, both Zion National Park and Pipe Spring National Monument will waive entrance fees to the parks.

Park visitors are reminded that the fee waiver is only valid on Saturday, Sept. 29. Visitors who plan on being in the park beyond this date must pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay. The fee waiver applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, tunnel traffic control, or wilderness permits.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands. Originally established in 1994, it has become an annual event that allows volunteers to be directly involved in the stewardship of public lands.

Both Zion National Park and Pipe Spring National Monument will be hosting volunteer groups to work on projects in the parks. For more information on National Public Lands Day, please visit www.publiclandsday.org.

Cedar City

This Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management Cedar City Field Office will join park units across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day.

The public is invited to participate in a service project to improve the C-Trail and other routes in the area. Among the day’s duties are trail work, sign installation, bench refurbishing, weed control, and trash pick-up.

Volunteers will meet at Bicentennial Park at 9 a.m., where they will receive their assignments. Proper work attire and hiking boots are a must, and it is recommended to bring plenty of drinks and snacks. All who participate will receive a free t-shirt and free park pass as a token of appreciation.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona will offer a one-day-only promotion in honor of National Public Lands Day. All visitors who enter the park on Saturday can do so free of charge.

Launched in 1994, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve public lands at the federal, state and local levels.

Event details and contact information

Date: Sept. 29

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Assemble at Bicentennial Park

Admission: Free

Contact: Jen Evans – 435-865-3012

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