MINERAL, CA – All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “There is much for the public to experience and enjoy in the parklands and forests of northern California.
On September 22, thousands of volunteers will show their appreciation for our America’s public lands by volunteering in National Public Lands Day activities. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the public is encouraged to participate in activities focusing on the resilience and restoration of our public lands.
Lassen Volcanic is excited to participate in National Public Lands Day through a number of activities. Students, teachers, and parents from the Lassen-Antelope Volcanic Academy (LAVA) Charter School will kick off National Public Lands Day activities on September 21. These hardworking volunteers will take part in an important restoration project to remove overgrown vegetation on Manzanita Lake Dam.
Other opportunities for volunteering will occur throughout the park. There is a need for volunteers to assist in making our park signs more resilient through cleaning and polishing. Visitors can help the park highway and trailhead signs shine by wiping down and polishing wayside exhibits and bulletin cases. Pick up and drop-off a small kit with supplies, instructions, and locations at the Loomis Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.
There is also an excellent project to work with park biologists to restore native vegetation by removing invasive species. This is a fantastic opportunity to help the park, while working side-by-side with park experts in the botany and ecology of Lassen Volcanic. Volunteers interested in this opportunity should contact park staff by calling (530) 595-4480 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20.
In addition to entering free on September 22nd, and helping Lassen Volcanic become more resilient, all National Public Lands Day volunteers will earn a free entrance pass to be used at a later date to show appreciation for their hard work!
National Public Lands Day is a Fee Free Entrance Day at Lassen Volcanic National Park and all National Park sites for all visitors. The other federal agencies not charging for admittance on National Public Lands Day include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Forest Service.
For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.
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