Lend a Hand for America’s Lands this September 29

MILWAUKEE — On Saturday, September 29, the Milwaukee’s Urban Tree House Site at Lynden Hill, hosted by the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management will participate in the 14th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event from noon to 3:00. The site is located between N. 22nd and 23rd Streets and W. McKinley and Juneau Avenues, a beautiful open green space. The nationwide event is a day when families and groups of all ages volunteer to “give something back” to America’s millions of acres of public lands. Become a volunteer and be part of a larger picture and help us return the favor to those lands at the Milwaukee’s Urban Tree House Site at Lynden Hill in the Midtown community neighborhood.

This year’s focus will be on countering the tide of invasive plants and animals that take over habitats and squeeze out native species. The primary working project will be weeding the prairie mound, planting prairie flowers and installing mulch on the snake mound prairie garden. Other improvements include weeding three additional flower gardens and installing mulch around the trees on the site.

The event will also include hands-on field experience camping and hiking demonstrations, interactive nature activities for the youth and leave no trace basic outdoor ethics. Neighborhood youth will have a great opportunity to become a Boy Scout or Girl Scout member because open registration will be on site. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided and sponsored by the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. A FREE tee-shirt will be provided to each person that volunteers on Saturday and as a token of our appreciation, receive one “Fee Free” day coupon to any participating Federal agency identified on the coupon.

Those interested in volunteering for this year’s event can learn more at http://www.publiclandsday.org/. The website offer tips for future site organizers, and more information and photos for the news media.

CONTACT: Martha Malik of the Bureau of Land Management, +1-414-297-1236.