Stanislaus River Parks will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday by waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and volunteers who participate in a number of park improvement projects at the Knights Ferry Recreation Area.
The National Environmental Education Foundation coordinates National Public Lands Day in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, and other federal agencies, state and local parks, and non-profits. This year marks the 30th annual event. There are over 500 volunteer events happening nationwide on Saturday with volunteering in nearly every state. In the past decade, over a million people have volunteered on National Public Lands Day, which is the single largest volunteering day for parks and public lands.
The Knights Ferry event will begin at 8 a.m. and the work will wrap up at 2 p.m. Project volunteers will participate in tasks such as: spreading wildflower seeds, graffiti abatement, painting, and litter pick up.
Lunch will be provided at noon for volunteers who participate in the event. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements. All protective equipment, such as gloves and safety glasses will be provided.
Knights Ferry Recreation Area is located at 17968 Covered Bridge Rd., Oakdale.
To register for the volunteer project, contact Park Ranger Brenda Padilla at Brenda.Padilla@usace.army.mil