• Make a difference in your community and volunteer at Nez Perce National Historical Park on National

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    August 29, 2019
    Celebrate something we all share: Our public lands!
    Make a difference in your community and volunteer at Nez Perce National Historical Park on National Public Lands Day
    LAPWAI, Idaho – Volunteers at Nez Perce National Historical Park will join hundreds of thousands of people across the nation for the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Volunteers who help rehabilitate and improve habitat in the park will receive a coupon redeemable for one fee free day in a National Park.
    National Public Lands Day connects people to public lands and their communities, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. Projects offered may include planting, weeding, and seeding in an effort to remove non-native plants and restore habitat. Bring your family, friends, classmates, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors celebrating public lands. Your work will help ensure our public lands continue to be beautiful places for all to enjoy.
    Volunteers do not need to register for this event, but are requested to arrive at 9 a.m. to ensure they can fill out volunteer agreements and hear project instructions and safety briefings. Projects are age appropriate for people 7 years and older. Volunteers under the age of 18 need a parent’s signature to join the fun. Participants should bring water, closed toed shoes, sun protection and lunch for picnicking after the event. For more information about the event email nepe_volunteers@nps.gov
    Coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day brings together volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that people across America use and enjoy every day. Each year, National Public Lands Day volunteers provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of services in one day that would otherwise take limited park staff months to accomplish. Last year, more than 200,000 people participated in events at more than 2,500 sites in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
    The Spalding Visitor Center is 12 miles east of Lewiston at 39063 U.S. Highway 95.  Winter hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, closed Sunday and Monday from December to February.  In the summer the Visitor Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Park Admission is free year round.  For more information, please contact Nez Perce National Historical Park at 208-843-7009, or visit www.nps.gov/nepe or www.facebook.com/DiscoverNezPerceNationalHistoricalPark.
    Kelly Kincaid