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National Public Lands Day

A ruby-throated hummingbird samples the nectar of a cardinal flower at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Pennsylvania.

Volunteers help plant marsh grasses at Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Many national wildlife refuges will put volunteers to work cleaning up and restoring wildlife habitat on National Public Lands Day, September 24.  

Credit: Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

Many refuges will invite volunteers to commemorate this national day of service, on Saturday, September 24, by helping to clean and enhance refuge property. See what’s planned at a refuge near you by using the refuge finder tool or check event calendar listings as the date draws nearer. Among refuges planning National Public Lands Day events on Saturday, September 24:

  • Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, TX
    9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Help pick up trash at the Hwy 105 Trinity River bridge. Learn about Trinity River Refuge.

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, GA 
    8 a.m. to noon  
    Help maintain the historic Chesser Island Homestead. Free hot dogs and refreshments for participants. Learn about Okefenokee Refuge.

  • Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, IN
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Take part in clean-up activities. A free lunch will be provided. Learn about Muscatatuck Refuge.

  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, WI
    9:30 a.m. to noon
    Help rid the refuge of invasive plants. All ages are welcome. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and gloves.  Meet at the Egret Trail boardwalk parking lot off of the auto tour route off Hwy 49. Learn about Horicon Refuge.

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