Celebrate National Public Lands Day, Sept 29th

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The City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail cleanup at Calavera Preserve on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Volunteer work will include vegetation trimming, trail erosion repairs, weed and litter removal, and other miscellaneous trail maintenance
Staff will be on hand to provide information on the city’s trail system and to assist with the day’s work activities
The city will provide tools, water and light snacks
Volunteers should bring gloves and wear long pants, hats, sunscreen and closed toe shoes
Registration for the Sept. 29 event is not required
View the event flyer

More Information
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort aimed at educating the public about the environment and natural resources to improve public lands for outdoor recreation
It is sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation, which was chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge
The national volunteer day began in 1994 with just three sites and 700 volunteers, and last year approximately 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,206 sites in every state
In Carlsbad, hundreds of volunteers have participated in city sponsored events such as National Public Lands Day and other activities that support stewardship for the environment and healthy outdoor activities

Directions to Calavera Preserve
Exit I-5 on Carlsbad Village Drive
Head east on Carlsbad Village Drive until it ends
Turn left on College Boulevard
Turn right on Tamarack Avenue
Park by the trailhead near Strata Drive and Tamarack Avenue
Follow signs to the dam/spillway for volunteer check-in

Even More Information
Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/trails and www.publiclandsday.org
Aeryn Donnelly Terrey, 760-434-2978, aeryn.donnelly-terrey@carlsbadca.gov

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