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Volunteers needed for beach and trail clean-up

MUNISING — In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is hosting a beach and trail clean-up day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The first 50 volunteers will receive a free voucher for entrance to any national park. If interested, sign up in advance by calling: 906-387-3700 or 906-494-2660. Same day volunteers are also welcome.

On the day of the event, volunteers will meet at the Munising Falls Visitor Center (1505 Sand Point Road, Munising, MI) OR Grand Sable Visitor Center (E21090 County Road H58, Grand Marais).

Trash bags, gloves, and pickers will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, bug spray, lunch and/or snacks, and your own water bottles.

Trash of all kinds washes up on the beaches of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or is dropped on our trails and overlooks. Cigarette butts, food wrappers, aluminum cans, and more litter our shared public lands, detracting from the natural beauty and hurting wildlife that call this place home.

National Public Lands Days was established in 1994 and is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. This event is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September and brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. National Public Lands Day 2021 builds upon last year’s theme of “More Ways to Connect to Nature,” highlighting diversity in public lands, people, and the ways in which we value and care for these spaces.

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

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