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National Public Lands Day and our 20th Anniversary!

Many thanks to all of you who joined us for our 20th anniversary and National Public Lands Day celebration on Saturday September 24!

There were an estimated 800 people who came to help paint fish, take care of our gardens and grounds, and spread gravel and woodchips along trails by the Science Center--and to take in the amazing array of activities offered by our staff and many of the dedicated partners who have helped us be successful. 

Special thanks go to Alaska Botanical Garden, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Native Plant Society, Alaska Zoo, Anchorage Audubon, Eagle River Nature Center, Geocache Alaska, Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department, REI, Trailside Discovery Camp, and Visit Anchorage for running stations and lending us equipment for the day. Special thanks also go to Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center and the Public Land Foundation for providing soup for our station leaders and snacks and birthday cake for all our other volunteers and celebrants.

What a wonderful day! We're looking forward to the next 20 years!!


National Public Lands Day gives people all across the country the opportunity to put their hands to work on projects to benefit public lands. Participants also learn about natural resource management and the need for shared stewardship of these lands.