On Saturday, Sep. 29, National Public Lands Day events in all 35 of its state parks. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. It is an opportunity to reconnect and improve these special places that are a proud American tradition.
“Our Virginia State Parks provide a tonic for the mind, body and spirit, protect our natural and cultural resources, and serve as economic engines for the local community,” said State Parks Director Joe Elton. “National Public Lands Day gives us all an opportunity to appreciate and support our parks through a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities.”
Parks will be holding volunteer projects like shoreline, trail and park cleanup activities. James River State Park in Gladstone and park staff will treat you to a staff led canoe trip.
Volunteers at Sky Meadows State Park NPLD 2011 after completing a weeding project
Other parks will introduce you to the many activities offered by our False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach, where getting there is half the fun, has a moonlight kayak trip planned.
A complete listing of the National Public Lands Day projects and events in Virginia State Parks can be found here. PARKING IS FREE FOR ANYONE PARTICIPATING AS A VOLUNTEER.