• George Washington Carver National Monument Announces National Public Lands Day Event

  • Diamond, MO – George Washington Carver National Monument is hosting a volunteer-led effort to plant trees, plant native plants in flowerbeds, trim back overhanging vines and limbs on the trail, clean historic structures, sweep bridges and porches, pull weeds, trim vegetation, and apply mulch to landscaped beds at the park. Please join the dedicated Volunteers-In-Parks of George Washington Carver National Monument as they help protect America’s treasures. The event will be held Saturday, September 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration will be in the visitor center area.

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more. From trail maintenance to tree planting—volunteers of all ages and abilities roll up their sleeves and work side-by-side to care for public lands. America’s public lands aren’t the only ones that benefits from National Public Lands Day. Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to mental and physical well-being. Spending time in the outdoors has been found to improve short-term memory, concentration and creativity—while reducing the effects of stress and anxiety. Volunteering on NPLD is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the many benefits that come from connecting with nature.
    This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide. 
     
    Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for further information. Visit our website at www.nps.gov/gwca and Facebook page. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then south ¼ mile on Carver Road. 

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