Volunteers needed for Public Lands Day at Jennings

Staff report

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA.

The Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, is looking for interested individuals 12 or older to spend a fall day pitching in at the park during the 19th annual National Public Lands Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.

Last year, more than 150,000 volunteers nationwide built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants.

Trail construction and rehabilitation will be the focus of the day at Jennings. As a special thank you, lunch will be provided, and each participant will receive a T-shirt commemorating the event. All participants will receive complimentary memberships to the park’s friends group, 3MJC, and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation.

Interested individuals must register for the program before Friday by contacting the center at 724-794-6011 or registering online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/Calendar/.

The Jennings Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and on weekends as scheduled.

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