Join Fort Ord National Monument for National Public Lands Day



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MARINA, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the community to Fort Ord National Monument on Sat., Oct. 28, for a rewarding day of volunteer work during National Public Lands Day (Make A Difference Day). Volunteers are needed to help with native plant landscaping, seed and straw throw, invasive weed removal, native seed collection, oak care and watering, and trail maintenance work.

Sunset at Mud Hen Lake in Fort Ord National Monument

Volunteers will work from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and then be treated to a free lunch, t-shirts and park entry passes hosted by Monument partners at FORT Friends and the National Environmental Education Foundation. Participants are encouraged to bring water, hats, sunscreen, gloves and sturdy work boots.

“For twenty-two years, volunteer stewards from the community have rolled up their sleeves during this popular event to improve the health of the land,” says Fort Ord National Monument Manager Eric Morgan. “This annual event is not just a volunteer opportunity, but a special way to celebrate this coastal gem and have fun in a spectacular setting with some wonderful people.”

For more information about National Public Lands Day at Fort Ord National Monument and to register for one of the activities, visit the event website at or reach out to the Central Coast Field Office-Fort Ord National Monument at 831-582-2200, or email More information about the National Environmental Education Foundation can be found at:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.