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The Public Lands Information Center (PLIC), run by the Bureau of Land Management, has invited us to participate in this year�s National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 24. The event will be held at the Phoenix North Mountain Visitor Center, North 7th Street, south of Thunderbird Road at approximately N 33� 36.034� W 112� 03.938� (though there are events all over the state � see: http://www.npld.com/ ) .

The day will consist of two parts: A �Trail Beautification Project� from 7 to 9 AM and a Recreation Fair from 9 AM to 2 PM. Volunteers for the Trail Project will receive breakfast, souvenir T-shirt, water, snacks, and lunch. During the Recreation Fair, we will be manning one of about 50 tables open to the public to talk about Geocaching. We�ve been asked to ��introduce folks to your hobby and educate them on the proper etiquette as far as minimum impact and �Leave no trace� �. Last year they had an estimated 5,000 attendees during the Recreation Fair and anticipate a similar number this year.

What we�ll need will be volunteers for the Trail Project, and volunteers to staff the table. My thought is two or more people at the table for two-hour shifts, depending on how many volunteers we have. You�ll be able to do both the Trail Project and the table if you�d like. I�m hoping we�ll have enough participation that no one will have to do more than two hours at the table unless they really want to.

The text of the email I received, a Microsoft Word file about the event from Phoenix Parks and Recreation (who are co-sponsors locally), and two one-page PDF documents about the day may be found at http://tinyurl.com/7s89g.

I think it is important that we do this as a community. If you want to participate, let me know either by contacting me on the azgeocaching listserver or emailing me through my geocaching.com profile. Thank you.

Steve
Team Tierra Buena