Public Lands Day Celebration
Thursday, September 28
We will be celebrating our local public lands a few days early this year on Thursday, September 28th. Join the Telluride Mountain Club, San Miguel Bike Alliance and the Sheep Mountain Alliance for an afternoon of hiking, biking and advocating for the places we love!
Group Hike: 4pm
Meet Tor Anderson & Joanna Spindler at the top of Aspen Street
Group Mountain Bike Ride: 4pm
Village – Jurassic – Meadows – Valley Floor Trail
Meet Max Cooper at the top of the Gondola
Group Gathering: 5:30pm
Come celebrate your public lands and help us with an advocacy project to help protect the places we love to recreate in and live next to.
6:00pm – brief trail update from USFS’s John Hidy
What is National Public Lands Day (NPLD)?
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, it will be on Saturday, Sept. 30 in 2017. NPLD is also a “fee-free day”—entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands.
NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore the country’s public lands. These are the places Americans use for outdoor recreation, education, and just plain enjoyment. The lands encompass national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and reservoirs, as well as state, county, and city parks that are managed by public agencies, but that belong to and are enjoyed by all of us.