Omega U and Smart Kids of Prince William County participated with over 200,000 other volunteers from over 2,600 sites across the nation to help collect seeds, leaves, and bark to help facilitate $18 M improvements for public lands in the United States. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. NPLD is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. Students from Omega U and Smart Kids volunteered with parents, mentors, and members of Pi Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi Inc. of Dumfries Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 30 2017.
NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers together to help restore the country’s public lands. This is the second time Omega U has volunteered for this community service outreach project.
NPLD receives support from federal, state, local and national organizations. Participating federal agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
The Omega U program mission is to support Prince William County Schools in providing students “A World Class Education” for participating students in the greater Prince William County and surrounding areas by using 4 cardinal principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. Omega U executes on over 50 hours of community service projects within the program and participating campuses that include Henderson Elementary, Potomac Middle, Hampton Middle, Potomac High, Freedom High, Osbourne Park, and Colgan High School.