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Mon Sep 24 13:11:00 MDT 2012

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(Helena, MT) - Montana State Parks ( is encouraging the public to volunteer for a National Public Lands Day Event at Milltown State Park in Bonner.

What: National Public Lands Day Volunteer event at Milltown State Park in Bonner

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Milltown Bluff Overlook, 1353 Deer Creek Rd.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by planting native species, removing trash, working on fences and watering plants.

Volunteers are invited to a barbeque at Fort Missoula Regional Park at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call 406-542-5533 or 406-880-0571, or email Milltown State Park Manager, Michael Kustudia, at .

The National Public Lands Day 2012 slogan, “Helping Hands for America's Lands” describes this single-day volunteer event celebrating public lands. National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage. ( )

Milltown State Park is anticipated to open in 2014. The park’s 500 acres, located at what was once the site of the Milltown Dam, is a hopeful story of our changing relationship to the land and the benefits of river restoration. The forested bluff overlooking the dam site is currently open to visitors.

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