National Public Lands Day

Pitch in for Our Public Lands!

On National Public Lands Day, now also known as Washington Public Lands Day, we gather together around what we love most – our public lands. Join the Greenway Trust and partners for a day of stewardship and celebration.

Saturday, September 24, 2022
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. followed by a Cheers for Volunteers celebration at Dru Bru Cle Elum
Various sites throughout Upper Kittitas County

*Order your shirt by Sept. 1 to receive in time for the event!

Sign Up for a Volunteer Stewardship Project

We’re excited to be hosting a National Public Lands Day volunteer event for 2022 in Kittitas County! The multi-site cleanup effort will focus on rebuilding picnic tables, trail brushing, and clearing litter from campgrounds, trails, and beaches, with a “Cheers for Volunteers” celebration to follow at Dru Bru in Cle Elum. Registration required – click on individual events below to sign up!

Remove derelict fencing in the Teanaway Community Forest – FULL

Assemble picnic tables at Beverly Campground – FULL

Cleanup at Beverly Campground

Cleanup at French Cabin Creek

Cleanup at Speelyi Beach – FULL

Teanaway Guard Station Maintenance

Trail brushing and clean up at DeRoux Campground and Trailhead – FULL

Trail brushing and clean up at Stafford Creek Trailhead – FULL

Celebrate Stewardship in the Cle Elum and Teanaway Valleys

In the Greenway landscape, we are lucky to have nearly one million acres of publicly conserved land to explore and recreate within. In Kittitas County, 70% of the land is publicly-owned and managed by the United States Forest Service, the Washington Departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, and Kittitas County, with collaborative support from partner nonprofits, businesses, and community members.

On this National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day volunteer effort on public lands, we put away our maps and we take out our work gloves to do what the Greenway Trust loves most – stewardship. For the first time, the Greenway Trust is hosting our National Public Lands Day volunteer projects in Kittitas County.

Cheers for Volunteers Afterparty

After volunteering, celebrate a great day of giving back together with us at Dru Bru in Cle Elum. Volunteers will receive a free beer, lunch, raffle ticket for a recreational gear drawing, Upper Yakima Basin poster, and a day pass for free entrance on national lands.

Order a Special Edition NPLD Shirt!

We are selling NPLD 2022 t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sweatshirts, with all profits directly supporting our mission to conserve and enhance the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area.

Please note that orders placed after Sept. 1, 2022 are not guaranteed to arrive by event day.

Thank you to our partners for making this event possible!