September 20, 2011 (Corona, CA) -- On September 24, 2011, more than 180,000 volunteers at over 2,000 sites throughout the United States are expected to volunteer to help restore the beauty and vitality of our public lands as part of the 18th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). We would like to invite the students and parents of your school to participate in this event.
The United States Forest Service, Cleveland National Forest, Trabuco Ranger District will be conducting invasive plant removal, trail repair, trash cleanup, graffiti removal, facility repairs, to assist in this national effort.
There will also be a Junior Forest Ranger presentation for young volunteers at 11:00 a.m. The program aims to interest children in enjoying the outdoors and to help develop the leaders of tomorrow. The JFR program teaches children about our rich natural resources and their own place in the environment. The Junior Forest Ranger program is geared toward third graders and above.
The Junior Forest Ranger program requires kids to complete the activities in the JFR Adventure Guide, “Become a Junior Forest Ranger.” The booklet provides a variety of fun activities that a child can do alone. And it's also a great way for families to get together to team up with children on activities. Parent(s)’ participation can greatly enhance the child's learning.
NPLD is also supporting both the Let’s Move Outside! and Youth in the Great Outdoors initiatives. This event is a way to highlight these federal initiatives in your community.Research shows that one step to preventing childhood obesity, diabetes and depression is getting kids and families to spend more time outside. NPLD encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America's natural wonders through outdoor recreation. Publicize the health benefits of spending time in public parks and by getting kids and adults out into nature and away from the distraction of televisions, video games, cell phones and daily work or stress.
For more information contact the Trabuco Ranger District at 951-736-1811.
When: September 24, 2011
Where: Tin Mine Canyon, Corona CA.
Cleanup: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Junior Forest Ranger
Presentation: 11:00 a.m.