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Event Location:
Pipestone National Monument

Event Description:
All National Park Service sites, including Pipestone National Monument, will offer free entrance on Saturday, September 24th for National Public Lands Day.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional, and local governments participate in the annual day of improving the health of public lands and encouraging shared stewardship through volunteer service.

Join us for a national day of service and volunteerism at Pipestone National Monument. Volunteers are needed to assist with the seed collection from the native tall grass prairie. The seeds will be collected from 9:00 am to noon. Volunteers are advised to dress appropriately and to wear sturdy shoes for walking in the prairie. The seeds will be used to continue restoration of the native tall grass prairie on 15 acres of land donated to the Monument by the Trust for Public Land in 2006.

Volunteers who participate will receive a National Public Lands Day pass, good for free entry during the next year at public land sites. The Friends of Pipestone National Monument will be providing a light lunch and other refreshments for the volunteers after the seed collection.

As part of the day’s activities, participants ages 5-13, which successfully complete the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet, will be entered into a drawing to win a Jr. Ranger prize. The Junior Ranger program is designed so youth can make meaningful connection to the resources and special places by the National Park Service.

Please contact a Park Ranger at 507-825-5464 ext. 214 for additional information. To learn more about Pipestone National Monument, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/pipe.

Contact person's information:
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Schwebach
Organization: Administrative Officer
Phone Number: 507-825-5464
Email Address: mary_schwebach@nps.gov