Grand Teton National Park work project to help celebrate National Public Lands Day

September 14, 2018

Grand Teton National Park staff are asking for volunteers to help with a project on the Taggart Lake Trail during National Public Lands Day.

The project is to construct a buck and rail fencing and trail de-compaction and maintenance on the trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Work is expected to be light to moderate physically. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

“Volunteers will need to bring water for the day, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes, and clothing to match the weather,” according to a park news release.

Those interested in volunteering should register by contacting Angela Timby at 307-739-3379 or via email at angela_timby@nps.gov so that tools and transportation can be coordinated. Tools, gloves and safety equipment will be provided for volunteers. Volunteers will meet at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 22.

Those who join the project will be given a one-time entry voucher to any public land site that charges an entrance fee.

Sept. 22 marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. To mark the day, entrance fees to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park will be waived. The day was established in 1994 and has been held on the fourth Saturday of September since as a day to encourage volunteer efforts on public lands.

“It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health,” the news release said.

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