Celebrate National Public Lands Day - Columbia Land Trust
Get outside and help care for your public lands this Saturday, September 22nd.


While we specialize in private land conservation, our efforts are much more meaningful because they complement that vast tapestry of public lands across the Northwest that nourish us, mind, body, and soul. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Celebrate NPLD this year, on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. NPLD is also a “fee-free day” so entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands. NPLD is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation. In honor of NPLD, we invite you to get outside, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy some of your favorite public lands.

Learn more about National Public Lands Day and sign up for a local volunteer opportunity. We’ve included a few volunteer outings taking place throughout our region.

Engagement Opportunities Across the Columbia River Region

Ecoregion: Coast Range & Estuaries

Date: 9/22 (8:00 am – 11:00 am)

South Clatsop Slough Scramble with Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Where: 91427 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103
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Ecoregion: Willamette Valley & Puget Trough
(Portland/Vancouver Metro Area)

Date 9/22 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

National Public Lands Day in Forest Park with Forest Park Conservancy
Where: Forest Park, Portland, OR 97231
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Ecoregion: West Cascades (Gorge)

Date: 9/22 (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

National Public Lands Day with Chinook Trail Association
Where: Beacon Rock State Park, 34841 WA-14, Stevenson, WA 98648
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Ecoregion: East Cascades (Gorge)

Date 9/22 (10:00 am-3:00 pm)

Klickitat Wild & Scenic River Cleanup with Forest Service and American Rivers
Where: Lyle Trailhead-Junction of Washington SR 14 and SR 142, Lyle, WA 98635
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