It’s National Public Lands Day!
(And the first day of Fall.)
Two things that are very much worth celebrating.
And a good day to remember that national parks aren’t the only public lands; there are also thousands of national forests, state parks, BLM lands, and countless other designations of public lands out there.
They ALL belong to the people.
And they all deserve our protection.
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How should we celebrate?
It’s raining buckets here, or I’d be out hiking and picking up trash in Hot Springs National Park, which is practically in my backyard. I’ll do that as soon as the weather clears in a few days, but for now here’s some ideas on how to mark the 25th annual National Public Lands Day:
↟ share your favorite public lands adventure and encourage your friends to get out and enjoy their own local public lands
↟ grab a trash bag and clean up a nearby park or trail
↟ donate to the National Park Foundation, your state parks, or your favorite public lands preservation organization
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However you celebrate, happy Public Lands Day and Autumn Equinox!