National Public Lands Day: Denver Heights Community Garden: CANCELLED
What is National Public Lands Day?
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. In 2012, NPLD will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. To register a public land site, click here. To volunteer, view our Site map here.
NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and NPLD became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds.
In 2011, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at 2,067 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. NPLD volunteers:
Collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants
Built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails
Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
Removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places
Contributed an estimated $17 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country
Eight federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for public lands.
National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage.
How can you get involved?
Green Spaces Alliance will be hosting a National Public Lands Day event at one of their 33 community gardens, the Denver Heights Community Garden. Join us starting at 9:00 am until 12:00 pm as we help assemble and install a game table, stain their pergola, spread mulch, plant in the gardens, remove debris from the paths, and have LOTS OF FUN! The garden is located at 300 Porter Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210. Please register below and indicate "Denver Heights" as your event choice if you're interested in participating. Please wear closed-toe shoes and gloves. Tools and refreshments will be provided.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE RAIN.
Volunteers at the Denver Heights Community Garden in 2011
We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.
Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.
4901 Broadway Ste. 211
San Antonio, TX 78209
PO Box 6250
San Antonio, TX 78209