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Land Between the Lakes Honors 19th Annual National Public Lands Day

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area is waiving fees at participating day-use facilities on Saturday, September 29th, in honor of National Public Lands Day.

General admission to The Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, Elk and Bison Prairie, and the Golden Pond Planetarium show at 1:00pm will be free.  Also, Wranglers Campground will waive day-use riding fees.

LBL joins other National Forests and National Parks across the United States in participating in our nation’s largest one-day volunteer event for public lands.  Volunteers can participate in a shoreline clean-up or a trail maintenance project.

It is recommended, but not necessary, to call to register for volunteer work early.  Registrations should be made by September 27th, especially for larger groups. There will be two events taking place that day. The first event is from 9:00am-3:00pm: a trail project on the new Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail, meeting at Golden Pond Visitor Center. The second event is from 9:30am-12:00pm: a shoreline cleanup at Pisgah Point.

Volunteers should bring lunch, a water bottle, and dress for outdoor work. For more information on these projects, visit www.friendsoflbl.org, call 270-924-2007, or email volunteer@friendsoflbl.org.

“Helping Hands for America’s Lands is the 2012 theme for National Public Lands Day,” stated Emily Schmadeke, Volunteer Coordinator for the LBL Association. “This is an inspiring way to celebrate public lands and give back to your favorite places.”

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy.

Visitors are encouraged to review LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional LBL information, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.

Follow LBL on www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl or www.Twitter.com/LandBtwnLakes.

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