National Public Lands Day and Days to Serve

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August 27, 2014
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For those who love visiting Montgomery County’s fantastic park system, this month offers the opportunity to give back.  Montgomery Parks is a proud supporter of Days to Serve and National Public Lands Day.  Days to Serve runs September 11-28 with National Public Lands Day on September 27th.

Both of these events celebrate volunteerism and our parks. Volunteer for the project that most interests you and stay afterwards to enjoy the park.  Help make Montgomery County’s parks the best in the nation!

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Montgomery Parks will be hosting at least 8 volunteer events, including:

  • Sunday, Sept. 14th: Dickerson Conservation Park Cleanuo
  • Sunday, Sept. 14th: Free the Trees in Little Falls Stream Valley Park (invasive species removal)
  • Friday, Sept. 19th: Volunteers needed for the Apple Festival at Meadowside Nature Center
  • Sunday, Sept. 28th: Fall Sweep the Creek


National Public Lands Day (Saturday, Sept. 27th) events hosted by Montgomery Parks:

  • Fall Sweep the Creek
  • Northwest Branch Weed Warriors
  • Natural Surface Trail Workday
  • Black Hill Visitor Center volunteer day


View the event details for all the volunteer events in September. 


National Public Lands Day and Days to Serve

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. In its twenty-first year, NPLD unites more than 175,000 people for the sole purpose of making our parks, forests, rangelands and open spaces better places for everyone.  NPLD is on Saturday, September 27th, 2014, but many events occur in the weeks before and after. Typical volunteer projects include, trash pick-ups, tree plantings, trail maintenance and invasive species removal.

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Visit to find a full listing of volunteer events. For more events in Maryland, click here.

Montgomery Parks is also hosting volunteer events for Days to Serve.  Launching in 2012, Days to Serve is a regional collaboration of the governors of MD, VA and WV and the mayor of DC, to encourage volunteerism.  Last year, more than 40,000 volunteers carried out 1,300 community service projects. They collected and donated more than 950,000 pounds of food and planted 1,600 of trees.  Montgomery Parks is leading events for Days to Serve between Saturday, September 11 to Sunday, September 28th.

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