MAMMOTH CAVE, KY– Mammoth Cave National Park will celebrate Earth Day and National Volunteer Week by hosting a volunteer litter pickup on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT. Event volunteers will work alongside park staff to pick up litter along roadways, trails, and visitor use areas for a spring clean-up.
Volunteers should meet at the lower open picnic shelter in the main Mammoth Cave picnic area near the visitor center for check-in and orientation at 8 a.m. Tools and safety gear will be provided by the park, but volunteers should wear sturdy footwear, dress for outdoor weather conditions, and bring their own water and snacks. The work is weather dependent. Check the park website for current weather conditions and program updates.
Earth Day began in 1970 out of the modern environmental movement and now engages more than 1 billion people in the stewardship of our planet. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and recognizes the contributions of volunteers. It has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. In keeping with the goals of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, event volunteers will assist park staff in the ongoing environmental stewardship of the park by helping to keep the roadways, trails, and visitor use areas free from litter.
To learn more about this Earth Day Event or to sign up with the park, please visit volunteer.gov.
For questions, please contact the Volunteer Office at MACA_VIP@nps.gov or 270-758-2141.