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Public Lands Day this Sat. at CCSC

Special Events-help you experience the great outdoors National Public Lands Day

The them is this year is Let's Move Outside! We hope you can join us for a morning taking care of public lands!

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Outdoor projects: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Pizza lunch for all volunteers: 12:30 p.m.

Then plan to join us in the afternoon for our Annual Open House.

National Public Lands Day gives people all across the country the opportunity to put their hands to work on projects to benefit public lands. Participants also learn more about natural resource management and the need for shared stewardship of these lands.

In 2009, 130 hearty volunteers came to the Science Center to complete 10 different projects on the Campbell Tract and Far North Bicentennial Park. Volunteers helped brush the Moose Meadow Trail, spread gravel on and brush Coyote Trail, pull non-native invasive weeds, rake gravel near the Smokejumper Trailhead, spread gravel on Old Rondy Trail, revegetate several sections of Salmon Run Trail, install signs for a compass course near the Science Center, beautify the Science Center gardens, spread grass seed on playing fields, and spread woodchips on activity areas. Volunteer groups included Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Community Work Service, Alaska Native Plant Society, Single Track Advocates, and Municipality Trail Watch volunteers.

After the work projects were completed, we treated volunteers to a recognition lunch. Pizza and beverages were provided by the Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center and door prizes were provided by area businesses and organizations.

In the afternoon, our Annual Open House featured eight different educational stations focused on the theme "Take It Outside: Connect with Your Public Lands.

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