Public Lands Day en National Parks Seek Volunteers For Public Lands Day <p>National parks across the country are asking people to move off the couch and get some dirt underneath their fingernails on Saturday in celebration of National Public Lands Day.</p><p>The holiday, now in its 20<sup>th</sup> year, is the largest volunteer initiative for national parks. In 2012, nearly 175,000 people volunteered at 2,206 sites in every state and several U.S. territories.</p><p>Since its inception, workers have cleared about 500 tons of trash from trails and planted an estimated 100,000 trees and shrubs.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 17124 at