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Iowa Plans “Wild” Celebration for Public Lands Day

September 27, 2007

From the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge to the Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowans are heading to the outdoors to help protect Iowa’s natural treasures. Saturday is “National Public Lands Day,” a time to clean up and improve public lands and parks. Jen Schmidt with the Campaign for America’s Wilderness says there are a half dozen events and volunteer efforts planned on public lands across the state.

"Volunteers will be seed collecting in the prairie, picking up trash and doing other volunteer maintenance activities."

Schmidt hopes people come away from this week with renewed appreciation of their public lands.

"'National Public Lands Day' is absolutely about recognizing the value that these lands hold to us and to our communities today, but also why we need to protect them for future generations."

She says one way to do that is by pushing for permanent protection of wilderness areas.

A list of events is available online at www.publiclandsday.org .

Dick Layman/John Robinson, Public News Service - IA