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As part of National Public Lands Day, travelers will be able to enter hundreds of national parks and forests across the United States at no cost on Saturday, September 22.
According to the National Park Service, National Public Lands Day is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is now the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. The 2018 edition will focus on restoration and resilience of public lands.
In addition to being able to visit a national park Saturday for free, travelers who take part in a volunteer work project will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used on a future date.
The event was established in 1994 and celebrates the connection between people and their community; inspires environmental stewardship; and encourages the use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.
National Public Lands Day is organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation in cooperation with the Department of the Interior, Department of the Army and Department of Agriculture.
Visitors are encouraged their trip to public lands on social media with the hashtag #NPSVolunteer, #FindYourPark and #NPLD.
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