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National Public Lands Day

Sep 17, 2014 08:21AM
Join Keep Nassau Beautiful and the Nassau County Girl Scouts for a Beach Clean Up on September 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Fort Clinch State Park. This event is being held as part of the celebration of Public Lands Day. Participants will be provided with all needed supplies to clean up specified areas of the shoreline in Fort Clinch State Park. This 2-hour event will ensure the safety of local wildlife and aid in keeping our beach ecosystem healthy and thriving.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. In 2013, the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day occurred on Saturday, September 28. NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. In 2013, about 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.

Fort Clinch State Park admission is free for NPLD event participants. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are recommended. For more information call 904-277-7274