The National Park Service is seeking volunteers for a work project that will occur in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park on Saturday, September 24. As part of National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day volunteer effort on public lands, the park’s entrance fees will be waived for all visitors.
Volunteers will participate in trail restoration work across the main road from the Mammoth Campground. Work will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and includes obliterating social trails, planting native vegetation, delineating a trail, and installing erosion control on a trail. This work is strenuous. It requires the use of hand tools (shovels and picks), lifting heavy objects (rocks and bags of rocks), working at high altitudes, and working in variable weather conditions.
Space is limited to 30 volunteers. Volunteers are asked to register by September 19. Please email your name and phone numbers to YELL_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov or call 307-344-2729 and leave a voice mail with your name and phone number.
Drinks and snacks will be provided. All volunteers should bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and sturdy footwear. Weather is unpredictable and can be cold and blustery in late September, so bring clothing suitable for a range of conditions.
National Public Lands Day partners with five federal land management agencies to provide a special thank you to volunteers. Volunteers who participate in a National Public Lands Day activity will receive a coupon good for a one-time free entrance to the federal public lands day area of their choice. To learn more about all of the volunteer opportunities on public lands throughout the region, visit the National Public Lands Day website at http://www.publiclandsday.org.
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