Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Celebrate Public Lands Day with Free Entrance and Volunteer Activities in Grand Teton

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Grand Teton National Park entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, September 24th, and volunteer projects will be hosted throughout the weekend.

A volunteer project in partnership with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation will take place Saturday, September 24th at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. The project will include removal and modification of fences to enhance wildlife movement. Volunteers should contact the Foundation at 307-739-0968 to register and for more information.

On Sunday, September 25, the park is hosting a signature Public Lands Day event. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. Volunteers will then split into groups for service projects in the park at 10 a.m. The projects will include trash pickup, fence work, assembling new picnic tables and a variety of other tasks. Project work is anticipated to be completed by 2 p.m. Volunteers should register online at by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23.

All volunteers on Sunday will receive work gloves, t-shirt and National Park Service Centennial gift, as well as a voucher that can be used for a one-time entry into any public land site that charges an entrance fee. Bistro Catering is donating breakfast and snacks. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, lunch, sunglasses, and clothing to match the weather, as the work activities will take place rain or shine. Work gloves will be provided.Participants will carpool to the work sites.

Sunday's activities are in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Blue Sky Funders Forum, REI and Grand Teton Association. For more information, please contact Grand Teton National Park Volunteer Program Manager Megan Kohli at 307-739-3656.

National Public Lands Day is celebrated across the country encouraging enjoyment of and volunteer opportunities on public lands.


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