National Public Lands Day Kid Friendly Activities 2020

Happy National Public Lands Day September 26, 2020!

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with some of these kid friendly activities. We’ll be voluneering with a group from SDG&E doing beach clean up.

National Public Lands Day
Torrey Pines State Park

“National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, the event brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.” https://www.neefusa.org/npld

A volunteer – a person who offers to do something, or a person who works for an organisation without being paid. (Oxford Student’s Dictionary)

National Public Lands Day Kid Friendly Activities San Diego Map
San Diego County map

Due to Covid restrictions many parks aren’t doing as many events this year. Be sure to check conditions and with an event organizer before heading out.

National Public Lands Day Cabrillo
Cabrillo National Monument overlooking San Diego.

Top Kid Friendly Activities for National Public Lands Day

  • We’ll be doing beach clean up with SDG&E! We’ve got masks, shirts, buckets, gloves, and even a grabber.

    San Diego Creature Snowy Egret
    Snowy Egret at the Southern Wildlife Preserve San Diego River, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Visit a park. National parks and participating agencies are free.
    City of San Diego Parks Map (List of open parks, PDF)
    County of San Diego Parks and Recreation
    From the coast to the mountains and the valleys to the desserts, County Parks maintains nearly 50,000 acres of land for public use.
  • Volunteer at Cabrillo National Monument NPS
    https://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
  • Take a virtual trip.The San Diego Zoo has live stream video cameras that let you catch a number of the zoo’s inhabitants—from koalas to penguins to the new baby orangutan.

    Tuna Crabs, SD Creature Project
    Tuna Crabs found at Ocean Beach Dog Beach (not often though).
  • Do a bit of your own park cleaning. There’s a hiking rule of thumb – leave it cleaner than you found it. If you see any trash put it in a trash can.

See you out there!


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