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Cradle Seeks Volunteers For National Public Lands Day Projects On Saturday, Sept. 30


September 25, 2017

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites individuals, families and groups who are passionate about caring for their public lands to participate in National Public Lands Day

service projects Saturday, September 30. Participants have options of helping to remove invasive plants, gardening in the Cradle’s seedling nursery, backyard wildlife habitat and meadow conversion areas, and installing bird and bat houses.

The projects will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Register by contacting Devin Gentry at [email protected], or via phone at (828) 877-3130.

Admission to the Cradle is free on this special day for both project volunteers and visitors. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all to enjoy the heritage site’s trails, exhibit hall, the First in Forestry film, gift shop,and Café at the Cradle.

In 2017 National Public Lands Day honors its 24th year connecting citizens with their public lands. The Cradle of Forestry in America is located on U.S. Highway 276 in the Pisgah National Forest along the Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway, six miles North of Looking Glass Falls and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 412. For more information, call the Cradle of Forestry at (828) 877-3130 or online at


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