National Public Lands Day

 

National Public Lands Day

The largest single-day volunteer event on our nation’s public lands!

Join us on September 22 in 2018


 

For more than two decades volunteers  have gathered all across the nation and U.S. territories on a Saturday at the end of September to celebrate and support our shared public spaces.  San Gabriel Mts. Heritage Association participated again in 2017 by sponsoring a morning of fun, productive work projects at the Mt. Baldy Visitors Center.

 

 

 

Volunteer workers –

 

 

repaired a broken fence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reset directional poles in our Native American ceremonial ring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and remembered to make their work fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students from the Upland High School Key Club took on the first phase of an ambitious restoration project

 

In 1910 Winfred J. Sanborn and family built a small stone cabin in the San Gabriel Mountains at Camp Baldy, a new resort community later to become Mt. Baldy Village.  The Sanborns had been camping in the area as early as 1897.  This cabin, now located at the Mt. Baldy Visitors Center, is the oldest structure in the area. 


 

 

 

 

Key Club students worked to clean out the cabin, which had been used for storage for many years.  After their tremendous effort San Gabriel Mts. Heritage Association is set to re-roof and incorporate this historic structure in our Visitors Center exhibits. 

 

 

 

 

 

Measuring the morning by projects accomplished, fun shared, and clutter removed, it was a resounding success!


It is not too early to mark your calendars and make plans to join us on September 22 in 2018.  It’s a perfect event for families, scouts, church and corporate groups who receive a reward from spending a morning in the forest and working on behalf of the public spaces that are so important to all of us.

For more information about our local Mt. Baldy event contact rcdean50@msn.com.  To help us plan please rsvp.

For information about National Public Lands Day nationwide.

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