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Volunteers sought for trail work in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers to do trail restoration work for National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 to install water bars to improve trail conditions on the Clear Lake-Ribbon Lake Loop Trail in the Canyon area. The work is strenuous and requires the use of shovels and picks, lifting heavy timbers and bags of rock, and working at high altitudes and in variable weather conditions, according to a news release from the park.

Space is limited to 20 volunteers. Volunteers are asked to register by Sept. 10. Free camping for volunteers is available at Norris Campground for Saturday night, Sept. 24. Those interested in volunteering for the trail project and obtaining the camping waiver are asked to email their names and phone numbers to YELL_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov or call 307-344-2729 and leave a voicemail with their name and phone number.

National Public Lands Day, which started in 1994, has become the nation’s largest single hands-on volunteer effort, according to the park.

Those who participate in a National Public Lands Day volunteer activity will receive a coupon good for a one-time free entrance to the federal public lands day area of their choice.

The project is part of the Greater Yellowstone Area’s National Public Lands Day event. To learn more about all of the projects available in the Greater Yellowstone Area visit the National Public Lands Day website at http://www.publiclandsday.org.
The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees on Saturday, Sept. 24, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.

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