National Parks America Tour 2009 Schedule

Phoenix Mountain Preserve Phoenix, AZ March 21, 2009
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Boulder City, NV March 28, 2009
De Soto National Memorial Bradenton, FL April 4, 2009
Hot Springs National Park Hot Springs, AR April 18, 2009
Golden Gate National Recreation Area San Francisco, CA May 2, 2009
Statue of Liberty NM – Ellis Island New York, NY May 16, 2009
Catoctin Mountain Park Thurmont, MD June 6, 2009
Greenbelt Park Greenbelt, MD June 6, 2009
George Washington Carver National Monument Diamond, MO June 13, 2009
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Activity Complex in South Mountain Park and will participate in the restoration of an old building on park grounds. Tasks include grounds clean-up, painting, landscaping and other beautification projects.
Lake Mead
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area. Volunteer tasks will include litter patrol and campground beautification projects in the Boulder Beach Campground.
De Soto National Memorial
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm to help the park prepare for the construction of a Butterfly Garden. Other volunteer activities will include spreading shells on visitor trails and park-wide litter patrol.
Hot Springs National Park
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the Arlington Lawn. Projects will include painting the historic district and installing thermal water collection boxes.
Hot Springs National Park
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM on the Arlington Lawn. Projects will include painting the historic district and installing thermal water collection boxes.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Volunteers will meet from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at Pier 33, The Embarcadero. Breakfast, registration, and opening ceremony will start the day’s activities. Boat transportation to be provided by NPS and work projects will be held on Alcatraz Island. Projects include litter patrol in historic gardens, maintaining prison cells, cleaning pathways and repainting visitor walkways.
Statue of Liberty National Monument – Ellis Island
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and ferries will depart from both Battery Park and Liberty State Park. Group projects include polishing the Wall of Honor, retiring American flags, sidewalk polishing on Liberty Island, as well as raking and grounds work.
Catoctin Mountain Park / National Capital Region
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. In conjunction with National Trails Day, volunteers will help the park with area clean-up, trail maintenance, and planting trees.
Greenbelt Park / National Capital Region
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. In conjunction with National Trails Day, volunteers will help the park with area clean-up, trail maintenance, and planting trees.
G.W. Carver National Monument
Volunteers will meet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Carver Picnic Grounds. Projects include removing invasive vegetation and park-wide litter patrol.
Mammoth Cave National Park
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM. They will help the park with area clean-up, trail rehabilitation, and invasive plant removal.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM. In conjunction with International Beach Clean-Up Day, volunteers will participate in a nationwide effort to rid the nation’s beaches of litter and other unwanted debris. Two events are held simultaneously in Gulf Breeze, FL and Ocean Springs, MS.
Padre Island National Seashore
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM. In conjunction with International Beach Clean-Up Day, volunteers participate in a nationwide effort to rid the nation’s beaches of litter and other unwanted debris.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM. In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, volunteers will help the park with area clean-ups, trail maintenance, and planting trees.
Shenandoah National Park
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM. In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, volunteers will help the park with area clean-ups, trail maintenance, and planting trees.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM at Johnson Ferry North and participate in trail maintenance, riverside litter patrol, planting trees, and removal of invasive vegetation.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM to help the park with beach clean-up, trail rehabilitation, and planting of dune grass.
Gateway National Recreation Area
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM to help the park with beach clean-up, dune restoration, and lighthouse revitalization projects.
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM at the Pea Ridge Visitor Center. From there, they will disperse to different areas of the park for work activities. After completing the 17-mile project of worm rail fencing in 2008, work continues on reforesting the historic orchards.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 AM to help the park with clean-up, trail maintenance, planting trees, and removing invasive vegetation.