Volunteer at Huntley Meadow Park on National Public Lands Day

Tags: Environment, alexandria parks, environment, environmental clean up, forest clean up, forests, huntley meadows park, national public lands day, parks clean up, public lands, volunteering

Virginia, Maryland and D.C. are filled with beautiful and bountiful trees, flowers, gardens and wilderness. Why not help preserve some of the beauty by volunteering for National Public Lands Day this Saturday, September 29th. 

Huntley Meadows Park is asking for volunteers to help remove invasive plants but you can volunteer at over a dozen parks in the area. Head over to the NPLD website to find volunteer projects near you. 

According to NPLD,

In 2011, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at 2,067 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. NPLD volunteers:

  • Collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants
  • Built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails
  • Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
  • Removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places
  • Contributed an estimated $17 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country

 

Comments

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • You may embed videos from the following providers bliptv, vimeo, youtube. Just add the video URL to your textarea in the place where you would like the video to appear, i.e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw0jmvdh.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <iframe> <object> <embed>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.