George Washington Carver National Monument to Host Public Lands Day on September 23

Image Credit: George Washington Carver National Monument

(Diamond, MO) – On September 23, 2023, tens of thousands of volunteers across the country will join in trail maintenance and planting projects, trash pick-up, and other activities aimed at restoring and caring for our public lands to celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), and nationally sponsored by Toyota Motor North America, NPLD is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

George Washington Carver National Monument has partnered with NEEF to invite the community members, families, service organizations, students, and families of southwestern Missouri to the park to help make it beautiful. This will include landscape projects, trail maintenance, and managing plants to help the natural areas continue to thrive. Everyone can help and everyone can contribute to our public lands. It’s a big outdoors and it up to us to make sure it stays protected.

George Washington Carver drew his inspiration from his childhood here, exploring the woods. We want this place to continue to inspire visitors for generations to come. Following this day of service, be sure to stay and enjoy Hispanic Heritage Day on the park grounds. Dancers, music, and crafts are planned from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be informational exhibits and publications about National Park Service sites that interpret Latin American history. Hispanic Heritage Day is free of charge.

About George Washington Carver National Monument:

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver – scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm, visit the park website at, or visit the park Facebook page.

About the National Park Service: 

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 424 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.


Ryan O’Connell
George Washington Carver National Monument

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