Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail cleanup at Calavera Preserve on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Volunteer work will include vegetation trimming, trail erosion repairs, weed and litter removal, and other miscellaneous trail maintenance. Staff will be on hand to provide information on the city’s trail system and to assist with the day’s work activities. The city will provide tools, water and light snacks.
Volunteers should bring gloves and wear long pants, hats, sunscreen and closed toe shoes
Registration for the September 30 event is not required. Click here to view the event flyer
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort aimed at educating the public about the environment and natural resources to improve public lands for outdoor recreation. It is sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation, which was chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge.
The national volunteer day began in 1994 with just three sites and 700 volunteers, and last year approximately 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,206 sites in every state.
In Carlsbad, hundreds of volunteers have participated in city sponsored events such as National Public Lands Day and other activities that support stewardship for the environment and healthy outdoor activities.
Directions to Calavera Preserve
- Exit I-5 on Carlsbad Village Drive
- Head east on Carlsbad Village Drive until it ends
- Turn left on College Boulevard
- Turn right on Tamarack Avenue
- Park by the trailhead near Strata Drive and Tamarack Avenue
- Follow signs to the dam/spillway for volunteer check-in