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State parks recognize National Public Lands Day

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks are inviting the public to take part in hikes and volunteer activities across the state on Sept. 27.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest one-day, volunteer stewardship event. Thousands of volunteers build trails, plant trees and remove litter.

The national event began in 1994 with just three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Today, the annual program of the National Environment Education Foundation has grown to more than 105,000 volunteers at over 2,000 locations in every state across the nation.

Each of the 55 Tennessee State Parks will have scheduled hikes and volunteer opportunities.

For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit .

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