JACKSON, Wyo. — According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Public Lands Day (NLPD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands and, is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has brought together hundreds of thousands of volunteers to help restore America’s public lands. Public lands include national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and reservoirs, state, county, and city parks managed by federal, state, and local governments.

Looking to get involved locally?

Grand Teton National Park is hosting a day of volunteer work to help improve the park before the winter. Work will involve oiling the Cottonwood Creek Bridge at Lucas Fabian Ranch in addition to various other maintenance tasks. The day will include light to moderate physical activity. All ages and skills are welcome. Tools, materials, and gloves will be provided.

Volunteers can meet at Lucas Fabian Ranch by 9 a.m. Parking is available at Teton Glacier Turnout.

For more detailed information and to RSVP, contact Angela Timby at (307) 739-3379 or angela_timby@nps.go.

Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.