September 26, 2015
You can hit the Colonial National Historical Park trails for free Sept. 26 thanks to National Public Lands Day.
That last Saturday of the month has become the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. And there will be two chances to help out at Colonial by cleaning up at the Nelson House Gardens and along the Colonial Parkway at Indian Field and Felgates Creeks.
“It’s pretty cool because (the day) allows local areas to focus in on this national volunteer cleanup day that connects people with the outdoors by giving them a reason to be outside,” said Liz Bauer, a volunteer coordinator, in a news release.
Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Nelson House Gardens, then will disperse to the different places. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes with long pants and bring water and snacks. Participants will get a coupon for one free day of admission at Colonial or any other National Park. For more information, contact Elizabeth_Bauer@partner.nps.gov. Registration is advised.