National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 as a way for public lands-lovers to help steward the areas they treasure. In Moab, some organizations held events the previous weekend. The Grand County Division of Active Transportation and Trails hosted volunteers who did trail maintenance work in the Amasaback area, and reset a bridge that was designed to detach at one end during a flood event—which it did, earlier this summer.
The nonprofit Canyonlands Natural History Association is hosting a celebration on Friday, Sept. 24, the day before National Public Lands Day, at the Moab Information Center, with booths from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Leave No Trace organization. There will be music, treats, games, and schwag.
On Saturday, Sept. 25, Arches National Park is holding an “Erase our Trace” visitor impact clean-up event.
For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.