Pickwick Park seeks volunteers for bluebird survey on National Public Lands Day
Tennessee State Parks is partnering with Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee’s initiative, Tennessee Serves, to offer volunteer opportunities to the public throughout the month, coinciding with National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24.
“This is an excellent chance for volunteers to provide service to the parks as part of both the First Lady’s initiative and an outstanding national event,” said David Salyers, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “We welcome everyone who wants to be a part of this special day to serve.”
Tennessee Serves activities at the parks include trash pickup, trail work, cabin repairs, painting, removal of invasive plant species, and more.
This year, 52 of the 56 Tennessee State Parks are participating, including Pickwick Landing State Park.
Pickwick Park in Hardin County is doing a bluebird box survey on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9-11 a.m. With a park ranger, participants will walk about 1.5 miles to survey nesting success and clean out Eastern Bluebird boxes. Meet at the park office. Call 731-689-3129 to register.
The First Lady launched Tennessee Serves in 2019 to encourage Tennesseans to serve one another and volunteer in their communities.
The three-part initiative includes serving Tennesseans across the state with a focus on distressed counties; highlighting people and organizations already making a difference; and mobilizing Tennesseans to meet community needs.
National Public Lands Day, was established in 1994 and is held each year on the fourth Saturday in September. The program restores and improves public lands throughout the country.