In celebration of the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management’s Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area will host a free admission day on Saturday, September 26. Special activities, presentations and volunteer opportunities will be available throughout the park.
Last year, 2,132 public land sites, across all 50 states, hosted National Public Lands Day (NPLD) events. More than 175,000 people maintained trails, planted trees, cleaned up shorelines, and controlled invasive species.
At Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, on Oregon’s central coast, hour-long service projects will occur throughout the day, along with educational activities both indoors and out. Please join us to learn and contribute to your public lands!
Volunteer Projects Schedule: Meet at the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted.
9:00 am: Ivy Pull
10:00 am: European Beach Grass Pull
11:00 am: Native Seed Collection
12:00 pm: Native Planting
1:00 pm: Wayside Beautification
3:00 pm: Beach Clean-up (meet at Cobble Beach)
4:00 pm: Work in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Historic Garden
Other Educational Opportunities:
Puppet Show: “The Battle of Plastic”
Performances at 11:15 and 2:00 pm. Come watch Sandy Seal and her friends deal with an ocean of plastic while learning good ocean stewardship techniques.
Lighthouse Tours will occur hourly on Saturday between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Sign-ups for the 40-minute programs start at 10:00 am in the Interpretive Center.