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You can’t put a price on nature’s beauty

You can’t put a price on nature’s beauty

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer waive entrance fees this Saturday for National Public Lands Day

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SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK – You can’t put a price on enjoying the awe-inspiring scope of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. And this weekend, you don’t have to.

In honor of the National Public Lands Day, the National Parks Service is waiving entrance fees at all national parks including Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Known as the Land of Giants, Tulare County’s backyard is home to dramatic landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty, and diversity—rugged foothills, vast caverns, the nation’s deepest canyon and tallest mountain, as well as the world’s largest trees. These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada and has the most dramatic elevation change of any national park, starting at 1,370 feet and climbing to 14,494 at the peak of Mt. Whitney. 

Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health. This year, National Public Lands Day falls on Sept. 28, 2019.

There are many ways to participate in National Public Lands Day.

Visit a national park for free.

Take part in a volunteer work project. If you volunteer on this day, you will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used on a future date. See the list of National Public Lands Day events below or check out all volunteer events.

Have fun and enjoy the health benefits of being outdoors!

Share your favorite outdoor activity on social media channels with the hashtag #NPSVolunteer, #FindYourPark, and #NPLD!

National Public Lands Day is organized annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation, in cooperation with Department of the Interior, Department of the Army, and Department of Agriculture. The National Park Service is one of the event’s largest providers of sites and volunteers. Other participating federal agencies include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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