In celebration of the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day – and the 1st annual for the newly designated Mojave Trails National Monument – the Amargosa Conservancy and Hispanic Access Foundation have partnered to host a Community Stewardship event and tour of Afton Canyon, within the northern boundary of Mojave Trails.

Families, youth, and leaders from the Latino community will experience the birds, plants, and beauty of this area of the Monument, which is home to the Mojave River – one of the only perennial, free flowing sources of water in the California Desert. Exploring this area will give participants a chance to see what a change water in the desert can make; to experience the rich riparian habitat that thrives here and all the different species that such habitat can sustain.

Volunteers will also help collect monitoring data that will help increase understanding about the biodiversity in the area and catalog invasive species. This community science fieldwork is vital to help connect people to their public lands, to ensure the health of the lands, and to ensure that the lands remain accessible and enjoyable for all.

Celebrate YOUR Mojave Trails National Monument and YOUR National Public Lands!

Saturday, September 24

Due to limited availability of tools and docents, attendance is by invitation only.

For information about future events and volunteer opportunities, or further information about the Amargosa Conservancy:

Contact: Tanya Henderson –

Visit: Amargosa Conservancy

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, helping to connect people to the public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation and general health. It is sponsored nationally by the National Environmental Education Foundation and by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Local partners also include Conservation Lands Foundation.