National Public Lands Day (NPLD) has partnered with the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites (FGSP) to encourage Georgia residents to give back to their state’s public lands. On September 29, 2012, NPLD will serve as the official kick-off of Your State Parks, a year-long celebration of service in state parks.
More than 40 FGSP chapters are expected to lead volunteer projects and family-friendly programs on NPLD. At Fort Yargo, mountain bikers will work on trails and at Unicoi State Park and Lodge, volunteers will clean up Smith Creek.
In addition, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has declared September 29 as a fee-free day at the majority of Georgia park units thanks to sponsorship from the FGSP. Free parking and admission is available to all Georgia residents and visitors. Participating locations can be found on GeorgiaStateParks.org, including Cloudland Canyon, Skidaway Island, Victoria Bryant, Dahlonega Gold Museum, Kolomoki Mounds and dozens of other destinations.
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