Southwest Regional Office: Events

National Public Lands Day Events

Saturday September 26th 2015 

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
9 am – 5 pm

Help NPCA remove fences and restore the Painted Desert Community Complex headquarters building. The park will provide lunches and water for your water bottle. Hand tools will also be provided. Bring sturdy shoes, sun protection, and work gloves you like.  If you’re painting, wear painting clothes. Though not normally allowed in the park, primitive camping will be available to participants at two locations the evening before the event.

To RSVP and get more details please contact Kevin Dahl, NPCA’s Senior Program Manager, at (520) 603-6430 or

Friday September 25th – Sunday September 27th, 2015
NPCA Volunteer Weekend at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah

Come spend the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument with us and celebrate the monument’s 100th Anniversary and National Public Lands Day.

NPCA has reserved space at Campsite B in Split Mountain Campsite for volunteers and friends for Friday and Saturday night. (Local lodging in Vernal is also available if you do not want to camp).

We will spend Saturday morning cleaning up Highway 40 and Harpers Corner Road. Bring water bottles, sunscreen, good working shoes and warm clothes (rain gear too). Park Service will provide gloves, supplies and water. NPCA will provide light breakfast, snacks and lunch.

On Sunday, feel free to explore Dinosaur National Monument and the Quarry Exhibit Hall at your leisure.

For more information and to RSVP by Friday September 18th please contact Cory MacNulty at or call 801-521-0785. Hurry Space is limited!

NOTE: Admission into National Parks is free on Saturday September 26th for National Public Lands Day events.

More Events

Throughout September 2015 Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Events

September 10 - 12, 2015 Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival
Join park rangers and experience out of this world family fun, excitement, and learn about day and nighttime astronomy.

September 18, 2015 Starry Starry Night at Canyonlands National Park with Friends of Arches and Canyonlands
Join us at Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park for a Star Party with Seth Jarvis, Director of the Clark's Planetarium and the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Telescopes provided for your star gazing delight!

September 25, 2015 Friends of Petrified Forest Day at Petrified Forest National Park, details TBD

September 26, 2015 National Public Lands Day Volunteer Events sponsored in part by NPCA
More info about other national events can be found here -

  • Appreciation Day at Petrified Forest National Park – Details to come
  • Dinosaur National Monument events – Details to come

October 3, 2015 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Quarry Exhibit Hall Dinosaur National Monument
Kid-friendly dinosaur themed birthday party with activities and cake from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall
Formal celebration with guest speakers and a Welcome to a Second Century of Stewardship by the Superintendent during a Twilight Tour of the Quarry Exhibit Hall from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.
Find more information here

October 6 – 10, 2015 Climate Hike in Zion National Park and Bryce National Park
More info here

Mark Your Calendars!
February 11, 2016 National Park Service Centennial Event with the Special Premier Showing of the MacGillverary Freeman Film “America Wild: A National Parks Adventure”
Showing at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City
Sponsored by The Utah Office of Tourism, Clark Planetarium, Utah National Park Service Sites and NPCA
More details to come . . . stay tuned!
Read the Press Release for the film here

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

  • February 14-16
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day

More info

Upcoming Events at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
2155 West Forest Street
Brigham City Utah

Bear River MBR is one of the over 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System - a network of lands set aside and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service specifically for wildlife. The Refuge is an oasis for wildlife and waterbirds and provides excellent educational, photographic and outdoor activity opportunities throughout the year.
February 14th – Eagle Day
March 14th – Swan Day
More info

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