Wednesday, August 31, 2011

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is September 24th. We just registered as the Boone Street Garden, so come on out an volunteer!

We will be weeding to get ready for fall crops such as garlic and cabbage transplants, cleaning up the lot, harvesting greens and hopefully pumpkins and melons. We will also need help mulching and finishing the compost bins for the winter.

So save the date for September 24th and come on out to volunteer! Contact me at to get more information.

From the NPLD website:

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. Last year, 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,080 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. NPLD volunteers:
  • Removed an estimated 450 tons of trash
  • Collected an estimated 20,000 pounds of invasive plants
  • Built and maintained an estimated 1,320 miles of trails
  • Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
  • Contributed an estimated $15 million to improve public lands across the country
Eight federal agencies, nonprofits and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for shared lands.

National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage. 

If you're a BaltimoreDIY reader in another state, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available all around the country. Click on the link to the National Public Lands Day website to see all of the events.

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