Volunteer Event at Lone Pine Celebrates National Public Lands Day

By Beacon Staff

Trail maintenance activities will take place at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell in connection with National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event at Lone Pine is from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a barbecue.

Governor Brian Schweitzer has officially recognized Sept. 29 as National Public Lands Day in the state of Montana, and the State Parks department is encouraging the public to participate at events across the state.

“Come on out and help us plant trees or clear trails and more at one of your state parks,” said Chas Van Genderen, administrator for Montana State Parks. “This is a great day to celebrate by volunteering.”

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Last year more than 170,000 volunteers across the nation participated helping to maintain 1,500 miles of trails, planting 100,000 trees and native shrubs and more.

Montana State Parks AmeriCorps members are helping to coordinate the activities.

For more information about the event at Lone Pine, call 406-755-2706 or email Amy Grout, Park Manager, at [email protected].

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