Public Lands Day Encourages Volunteerism at State Parks


The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana State Parks Service are teaming up to engage in National Public Lands Day.

The event is the single largest volunteer effort aimed at preserving the country’s public land. According to a press release, INDOT employees will be volunteering their time at state parks around Indiana and are inviting the public to help join them.

National Public Lands Day efforts are taking place at Potato Creek State Park, Tippecanoe River State Park, and the Indiana Dunes.

This is one of four days throughout the year that volunteer efforts are undertaken in the state, others include Giving Tuesday in November and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.

Last year, Indiana residents donated over 90-thousand hours of community volunteer time. National Public Lands Day will take place on Saturday, September 24th.