A couple of outdoors events this weekend to share. This Saturday is another free-admission day at America’s national parks. In California, these are the ones participating:

Cabrillo National Monument

Death Valley National Park

John Muir National Historic Site

Joshua Tree National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lava Beds National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

Pinnacles National Monument

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Sequoia National Park

Whiskeytown Unit National Recreation Area

Yosemite National Park

Also this weekend is the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. It’s the 25th year for this event. I accidentally wandered into it a couple of years ago out by Bodega Bay and it was a terrific experience. Except for all the trash to be picked up, which was depressing in its quantity. Makes me cringe even more when I’m on a hike and see a discarded bottle or wrapper on the ground. Find a can, people.

Locally, the beach cleanup sites have enough volunteers, but there are other places – including local creeks in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma and around Lake Sonoma – where you can help out.

Go here to see more.

For places around the greater Bay Area region participating in the cleanup, click here.

For more info, click here.