Pictured Rocks public lands clean-up set for Saturday

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is taking part in National Public Lands Day by hosting a beach and trail clean-up on from 9:30-12:30 on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash on beaches, overlooks and trails. If interested, please sign up ahead of time by calling 906-387-3700.

Volunteers will meet outside of park headquarters at the end of Sand Point Road – N8391 Sand Point Road in Munising or Grand Sable Visitor Center – E21090 County Road H58 in Grand Marais. Organizers will hand out bags and gloves and send you off to various locations. Participants should dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, lunch and/or snacks, and their own water bottles.

National Public Lands Days is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, the event brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. The theme for National Public Lands Day 2020 is “More Ways to Connect to Nature.”

“Come take part in National Public Lands Day at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Help us keep our public lands trash-free so we can better enjoy these special places,” an NPLD press release states.

For additional information about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, visit www.nps.gov/piro on the web or find it on Facebook.


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