Saturday, Sept. 24, is National Public Lands Day, and several opportunities to lend a hand or get outside are available in Montana.
In Missoula, volunteers are needed for four service projects.
- Missoula Parks and Recreation is leading a cleanup and restoration of the Tower Street Conservation Area, pictured above, after last spring’s flooding.
- The Montana Conservation Corps will be constructing three sections of turnpike in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area’s Spring Creek drainage.
- Friends of the M Trail will be doing work on the trail to the “M” on Mount Sentinel.
- And the Bureau of Land Management will hold a fence pull.
For more Montana events, check the National Public Lands Day website.
Also on Saturday, National Park Service sites are waiving entrance fees. Sites include Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. If you’re going to Glacier, remember that services and Going-to-the-Sun Road are beginning to shut down.