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Work Day in Celebration of Earth Day

Help Theodore Roosevelt National Park do spring clean-up at Cottonwood Campground in the South Unit.  No better way to celebrate Earth Day than to give back to our National Park!

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1 pm Central Time / 12 noon Mountain Time
Where: Cottonwood Campground, South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Bring: Yourself, family and friends. Personal snacks, water, gloves, good foot gear, binocs, camera, sun protection, etc.

Think of all the wonderful adventures you have had in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, many of which have either begun or ended in splendid Cottonwood Campground. Coyotes calling by night, Little Missouri River play by day, and memory upon memory of gatherings with family and friends.

It’s our turn to give back! Seasonal staff is short this time of year and we can lend a hand to help make new memories for ourselves and for all those others who will fall in love with Cottonwood Campground and the Badlands this coming summer.

Meet up at the registration area in the campground to get our work instructions and tools from Park staff. Wear sturdy footgear and layered clothing appropriate for outdoor labor. Work gloves are a MUST.

We’ve offered 3-4 hours of our time, so be sure to bring plenty of personal snacks and water.

We are in for a special treat as Bart and Julie Koehler will be joining us on their return trip from Florida, headed north to home in Alaska. Bart has been a champion for BCA since our earliest days and his time as director of The Wilderness Society’s Wilderness Support Center. His years of advocacy make for rich, even legendary, stories. Plus, it’s Bart’s birthday…so you can expect cake!

RSVPs are greatly appreciated for planning!
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Email or call with questions: 701-255- 4958.

Please note: This is a one day event for BCA. If you are planning to spend the weekend, we want you to be aware of a ministries retreat in Medora that same weekend so lodging may be tight. Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Sully Creek State Park (2.5 miles south of Medora) have first come/first served campsites, but you may want to arrive early to secure a spot.

Earlier Event: October 22
2017 BCA Annual Meeting
Later Event: June 2
National Trails Day