Saturday will be a free day at Lake Mead, but you’re encouraged to give of your time.
Free entry will be offered in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The day began in 1994 and is part of an effort to improve and maintain public lands throughout the country.
“With one-third of America's land in public hands, National Public Lands Day provides an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to help sustain these lands,” said Robb Hampton, director of the public lands program of the National Environmental Education Foundation, which coordinates NPLD.
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a volunteer clean-up at Government Wash to help clean up the area. The first 100 participants will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon good for a free return visit to any participating federal land area (one coupon per family.) Coupons are available while supplies last.