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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Celebrate National Public Lands Day

Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be hosting an annual volunteer event in recognition of National Public Lands Day 2022 on September 24 at locations along the Jacks Fork River and middle Current River. Registration for the event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Burr Oak pavilion at Alley Spring.

 National Public Lands Day (usually observed on the fourth Saturday of September) is an annual event designed to encourage people to get outside and visit places like Ozark National Scenic Riverways. National Public Lands Day is also a national volunteer effort to encourage visitors to give back to the very lands we use to hike, bike, swim, explore, picnic, or just relax. It began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands. It is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands!

 Once signed in, volunteers will have the opportunity to collect trash or participate in other projects to improve or maintain the park sites below. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt along with one fee-free coupon for admission to any national park after participating in a National Public Lands Day project. Everyone is encouraged to return to the Burr Oak pavilion by 4:00 p.m. where prizes will be awarded for various categories!  Project locations include:

Alley Spring

Bay Creek

Buck Hollow

Blue Spring (Jacks Fork River)


Two Rivers

Rocky Falls/Klepzig Mill/Roberts Field

Owls Bend/Powder Mill

Blue Spring (Current River)

Log Yard

For more information, contact Skyler Bockman at (573) 858-3397, visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at

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