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The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees on Sept. 29 in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.

On that day, Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers to work on the Purple Mountain Trail, located in the Madison Junction area. Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. installing water bars and other trail structures. This work is strenuous, requiring the use of hand tools, lifting heavy timbers and bags of rock, and working at high altitudes in variable weather conditions.

Space is limited to 20 volunteers. Volunteers are asked to register by Thursday. Those interested in volunteering for the trail project are asked to email their names and phone numbers to Yell_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov, or call 307-344-2729 and leave a voice mail with their name and phone number.

Drinks and snacks will be provided. All volunteers should bring lunch, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy footwear, and be prepared with adequate clothing for a variety of weather conditions.

Those who participate in a National Public Lands Day volunteer activity will receive a coupon good for a one-time free entrance to the federal public lands day area of their choice.

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