Public Lands Day Hike

September 24, 2022

On Saturday, Sept.  24, visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike to celebrate Public Lands Day.  National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits. The ranger leading the hike will showcase the mounds, earthworks, and nature at this ancient site. Visitors are encouraged to bring gloves to help in picking up any litter along the trail. This program begins at 10 a.m. with an introductory video in the museum followed by the roughly 2 hour long hike. Be aware that this event is weather permitting.