National Public Lands Day at Lake Kaweah
Photo © provided by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is America's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance our public lands. The venue at Lake Kaweah, just south of Sequoia National Park, is one of the largest NPLD venues in California.
The annual event set in the southern Sierra Nevada inspires the next generation of volunteers to become involved in service to the lands they own. Volunteers are encouraged to learn about, explore and enjoy the natural resource this foothill region offers. Participants will be involved with various projects while they enjoy being out in nature. The event starts first thing in the morning and ends after lunch, providing free time to enjoy the lake. Breakfast snacks and a barbecue lunch are included for free. NPLD at the Lake is coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with numerous non-profit groups including several youth organizations.
National Public Lands Day at Lake Kaweah is a celebration of service and recreation bringing together hundreds of volunteers to make needed improvements to the Lake Kaweah recreation area located in the southern Sierra Nevada, which boasts more than 250,000 annual visitors.
The annual event takes place the fourth Saturday of September.
Previous volunteer projects include painting buildings, benches, picnic tables, and curbs; constructing bat houses, planting trees and shrubs, collecting trash, graffiti removal, removing unwanted vegetation, and repairing facilities.
Appropriate Ages for Volunteer Opportunity: All ages.