Over 100 Volunteers Expected for National Public Lands Day Event in Missoula

This fall, volunteers around the nation, including about 100 volunteers in Missoula parks, will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places – and to celebrate National Public Lands Day, the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is a celebration of the work, play and learning that takes place on public lands every day. NPLD brings together thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, exercise and just plain enjoyment. Last year, more than 175,000 Americans participated at more than 2,200 sites in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

WHO:                    Missoula Parks and Recreation, Clark Fork Coalition, Friends of Fort Missoula Regional Park and Citizens For Parks and Trails

WHAT:                  Volunteer clean-up/restoration projects on the Ron MacDonald Riverfront Trail, Fort Missoula Regional Park and MOBASH Skate Park

WHEN:                  Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


  • Riverfront Trail project:  Meet at McCormick Park in front of Currents.
  • MOBASH project: McCormick Park, MOBASH Skate Park
  • Fort Missoula project: Near the Fort Missoula Cemetery on Guardsman Ln.

                  All ages are welcome, youth under 18 must have an adult present to sign liability waiver.

BRING:                  Water and snacks.  Please wear closed-toe shoes.

CONTACT:            Meg Rogosienski, 552-6271

Eight federal agencies will participate along with more than 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Student Conservation Association, The Corps Network, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 16th consecutive year. Northrop Grumman has now been a contributing sponsor for 6 years.
National Public Lands Day is coordinated by The National Environmental Education Foundation. NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF sees a future where by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. www.NEEFUSA.org

More information can be found at publiclandsday.org.