Minnesota Master Naturalists are preparing to make an impact on Minnesota's Public Lands. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is our nation's largest single day of public service for our public lands. According to the NPLD website, the event began in 1994, involving service from 700 volunteers. Last year, the event involved "more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated at 2,237 public land sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico."
Minnesota Master Naturalist will be hosting service events statewide on the 2014 National Public Lands Day - Sept 27. Events will take place statewide at locations large and small - Itasca State park, Quarry Hill Nature Center, the Northland Arboretum, and Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. We look forward to this day of service with an engaged group of statewide volunteers.
Visit the National Public Lands Day website to learn more about the day of service. Visit the Minnesota Master Naturalist website to learn more about the volunteer training and service program.