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.
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.
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.
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