National Public Lands Day

Published Sept. 18, 2017
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BRANSON, Mo. -- Join hundreds of thousands of people across the country taking part in the 24th annual National Public Lands Day.  Dewey Short Visitor Center will host a local celebration from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.  This year’s event will focus on butterflies, bees, birds, and other pollinators. 

The day will feature programs on the pollinators as well as purple martin management and gardening with native plants.  Rangers and program volunteers will be on-hand throughout the event to answer questions.

You may also opt for a more hands-on approach and help with maintenance on existing flowerbeds. As a “thank you” to those who choose to volunteer, the first 50 volunteers will receive a pass allowing them free entry into any federal recreation site for a day. This would include Corps of Engineers parks, as well as National Parks or Forest Service sites.

Help pollinators and leave your stamp on public lands.  If you are unable to attend the entire event, call 501-340-1945 or email for specific program times.

Recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at!/usacelittlerock.  


Leah Deads

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