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The LPFA is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting our third consecutive National Public Lands Day (NPLD) project during the weekend of September 25-27. NPLD is officially Saturday September 26. NPLD is the nation’s number 1 day for volunteerism. You can learn more about NPLD here (http://www.publiclandsday.org/about). In 2013 we hosted a project in the Mt Pinos Ranger District along the Boulder Canyon Trail and in 2014 we worked the Davy Brown Trail in the Santa Lucia Ranger District. This year we’ll be doing sawyer work and trail maintenance on the Alamar Trail in the Santa Barbara Ranger District.

Details will be announced as the date approaches but the plan is to drive into either Bluff Camp or Alamar Saddle on Friday September 25 and set up a basecamp. Dinner will be provided for the volunteers. On the morning of Saturday September 26, we’ll get to work clearing the trail of downed trees and brushing as needed. The hope is to work approximately 2miles down the canyon to where the trail reaches the headwaters of Alamar Creek. We’ll reconvene Saturday afternoon back at basecamp, where once again dinner will be provided for the volunteers. Sunday morning will be set aside for exploring the area and Sunday afternoon we’ll pack up and head back home.

This years NPLD Alamar Trail Project will be a great opportunity to work on a remote trail within the Dick Smith Wilderness, meet like-minded volunteers, give back to the trails you love and get involved in the effort to help the Los Padres National Forest. The project is open to all levels of trail volunteers and will be limited to 20 volunteers. For more information contact the LPFA at [masked].