On Saturday, September 28, 2019, volunteers at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will join hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans at public land sites across the country. Participants will be giving back to the lands where we play, learn, exercise, and relax in celebration of the annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

Participants at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will celebrate by removing trash from the Refuge and cashing the trash in for prizes. The event will take a different look this year and encourage organizations and individuals to assemble teams for a friendly competition. Prizes will be given for the most trash collected by a team, heaviest single object collected, largest team participation, and a team spirit award.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center or with a Leave No Trace briefing and clean up assignments. We will end at 12:00 p.m. back at the Visitor Center, teams will weigh in trash and collect prizes. Teams will be treated to a lunch and have an opportunity to hang out and play games.

Please RSVP your team by September 13, 2019. Contact Quinton Smith at quinton_smith@fws.gov.

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