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National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day

In 2017, there were 21,000 sites hosting events with a turnout of 169,000 volunteers. These volunteers contributed more than 680,000 volunteer hours valued at nearly $17 million. 

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National Public Lands Day

Arizona Conservation Corps, REI volunteers, and others meet at Deer Hill Trail on National Public Lands Day 2017.

National Public Lands Day

Arizona Conservation Corps, REI volunteers, and others meet at Deer Hill Trail on National Public Lands Day 2017.

National Public Lands Day

Arizona Conservation Corps, REI volunteers, and others meet at Deer Hill Trail on National Public Lands Day 2017.

National Public Lands Day

Fourth graders visit the national forest at Lost Lake on National Public Lands 2017.

National Public Lands Day

Fourth graders visit the national forest at Lost Lake on National Public Lands 2017.

Restoration. Resilience. Your national forests.

2018 marks 25 years that people across the country have come together for National Public Lands Day—the largest, single-day volunteer event for America’s public lands. This year, National Public Lands is September 22, but events will be held across the country between September 1 and October 8. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and volunteer organizations join hands on National Public Lands Day for maintenance, restoration, improvement, and cleanup projects as well as recreation and hands-on learning activities.

A picture of Woodsy Owl sitting on a park bench and with text that says NEEF National Public Lands Day, 25th Annual Celebration, September 22, 2018.

 

The focus of National Public Lands Day 2018 is resilience and restoration. Our public lands are resilient when they are healthy. In many places restoration work is needed to restore those lands to health, which will restore their resilience to the threats they face.

National Public Lands Day is also a fee-free day, meaning entrance fees are waived on all public lands.

Find a National Public Lands Day event near you, and learn more about National Public Lands Day at the NEEF Website.

Follow us on Twitter and share your National Public Lands Day stories with the hashtag #NPLD!

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