Here’s a quick update if you’re thinking about doing some volunteering in honor of National Public Lands Day Saturday.
Speaking from experience, most volunteer coordinators would really like to know in advance how many folks to expect, so I thought I’d give you at least a day and a half to plan (o.k….I admit planning ahead isn’t my strong suit)!
If you missed my earlier post, Saturday is National Public Lands Day, and anyone can get free admission to Mt.Rainier National Park and other cool places, including the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, where a special celebration is planned.
If you’d like to spend part of this day helping out, you have plenty of options:
Go to the National Public Lands Day site and find a project near you. There are tons all over.
Go to this link for projects at Mt.Rainier. You’ll need to scroll one down. If you volunteer on National Public Lands Day, you’ll get a coupon for free entry at a later date.
Go to the Green Tacoma site for volunteer projects in the greater Tacoma area.
Go to your local parks’ department site to see if something is planned. I know there are some events at Puyallup parks.
Please do Read a bit about the project you’re considering, and get in touch with the coordinator if one is listed. Some events welcome all ages, but many want only older children. Also pay attention to any special instructions about parking, clothing, and so forth. Finally, as I mentioned before, go to the event you’ve chosen early, especially if you’re taking along Scouts or a school group. Show up late, and all the “good,” dirty jobs will be done.
There are Tons of events coming up this weekend. If you want to look at all your options before you commit, be sure to check the weekend list. As usual, I’ll have that for you tomorrow morning.