Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Ma-le’l Dunes Unit of Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Ma-le’l Dunes Unit of Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge

September 24, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer and help restore coastal dune habitat by removing invasive, non-native yellow bush lupine. Wear long sleeves, long pants and closed- toe shoes. Take Young Lane off Hwy 255 in Manila/Arcata and follow the signs. We’ll provide tools, gloves and lunch. Please let us know you plan to attend so we can have enough food. Call 707-733-5406

What is National Public Lands Day?

The National Environmental Education Foundation’s https://www.neefusa.org/ National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. NPLD is also a “Fee-Free Day”—one of only five days a year when entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands.

This year, the theme for NPLD is Giving Back Together. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s public lands acted as a safe haven for recreation, conversation, and the simple enjoyment of being outside the confines of our homes. In a time of disconnectedness and uncertainty, the outdoors brought people together and deepened our appreciation for the important role these spaces play in our lives. Now it’s time for us to return the favor.

Join us as we celebrate the 29th annual National Public Lands Day and renew our commitment to securing a safer and healthier world for ourselves, our children, and generations to come.

For more information, please visit www.fws.gov/refuge/humboldt-bay, email [email protected] or call 707-733-5406.


Sep 24 2022


9:00 am - 12:00 pm