National Public Lands Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, John Martin Reservoir, are seeking volunteers to help with this year's event.

National Public Lands Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, John Martin Reservoir, are seeking volunteers to help with this year's event.

Every March and April, federally endangered and threatened species of birds, the piping plover and interior least tern, nest along the shorelines of John Martin Reservoir. These birds nest directly on the ground and prefer areas that are free of vegetation and debris. Critical habitat work is best accomplished in the fall after the birds have flown south for the winter months.

This year, volunteers are being asked to help clear the nesting habitat of weeds and litter for the nesting season of 2015.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the picnic shelter across the Arkansas River Bridge, south of Lake Hasty Campground at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The project will last until noon. Be prepared with sunscreen, hats and suitable shoes and clothing for the weather. Participants are asked to bring tools and gloves, however, some will be available if needed.

If there are any questions, contact Chris or Karen at (719) 336-3476.