Missoula Children and Nature Presents National Public Lands Day

Missoula Children and Nature Presents National Public Lands Day sponsored by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Missoula, Montana – Missoula Children and Nature (MCN) and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks invite youth and their families to visit Montana’s newest state park for a trail restoration and tree planting event.

This kid friendly activity will include fun games and some learning opportunities along with the restoration activities that are part of National Public Lands Day.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 PM, followed by a barbeque at 1:30 P.M. The FREE event will take place at Milltown State Park located at 1353 Deer Creek Rd., Missoula and the BBQ will follow at Fort Missoula’s Iris Garden.

Learn how to plant trees and continue to enjoy your National Public Lands! This event is free and open to the public, including youth of all ages. To get to Milltown State Park from downtown (Broadway W), follow Broadway and continue onto MT-200 E. Turn right on to Speedway Ave. Take the first left onto County Rd 533/Deer Creek Rd. The park is on the left just under a mile past Canyon River Golf Club.

Missoula Children and Nature (MCN) is a network of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals committed to the goal of connecting youth with the natural world. Each month, MCN offers one or more free, family-oriented, nature-based events through the “Got Nature?” passport program.

For more information on Missoula Children and Nature and its “Got Nature?” passport program, visit www.missoulachildrenandnature.org.