National Public Lands Day
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National Park Service Glen Canyon National 691 Scenic View Dr. U.S. Department of the Interior Recreation Area PO Box 1507 Page, AZ 86040-1507 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2006 06-25 CONTACT: Kevin Schneider 928-608-6208 Glen Canyon News Release Local Volunteers Pitch In to Celebrate National Public Lands Day Glen Canyon Entrance Fees also to be Waived Page, AZ – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will be celebrating National Public Lands Day this year by offering free entry into the park on Saturday, September 30. In addition, volunteers are invited to help remove graffiti from the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook in Page on Saturday, September 23 from 8- 11 am. National Public Lands Day is the largest annual coast- to- coast, single- day volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. Volunteers from around the nation will be pitching in to help accomplish much needed work on public lands. Now in its 13th year, National Public Lands Day gives Americans a chance to give back to the very lands they use to hike, bike, boat, swim, explore, picnic, or just plain relax. Glen Canyon entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, September 30. Free entrance passes issued that day will be valid for seven days. Camping and boating fees will still apply. Local volunteers from the Page area are invited to roll up their sleeves and devote their time to help remove graffiti at the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Individuals interested in volunteering should plan on meeting at the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 23. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and boots and bring work gloves if possible. As a thank- you for their effort, volunteers will receive a coupon to use as a free entry pass into any national park area across the America. For more information, contact the National Park Service at 928- 608- 6200. National Public Lands Day is sponsored by Toyota and is supported by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service. For more information on National Public Lands Day, visit www.publiclandsday.org. − www.nps.gov/glca − TM EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.