Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is the National Sponsor for National Public Lands Day (NPLD). The most recent NPLD took place on September 26, 2015, marking the 17th year of our partnership. Toyota saw the program's promise when NPLD had just a handful of sites and a few hundred volunteers and helped us grow it to become the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States.NPLD now engages 175,000 volunteers at more than 2,500 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Toyota has done more than just write a check to support this terrific program. Toyota employees have been involved in caring for parks, forests, rivers, beaches, shorelines and other public lands as part of NPLD before the company became a sponsor and the tradition has continued ever since.

With Toyota's generous support, NEEF expanded NPLD to become the Public Lands Every Day Program. NEEF, with Toyota's support, offers grants to the community-based groups ("Friends Groups") that care for America's public lands year-round. These groups run events, publicize the facilities and activities available at parks, and engage volunteers in activities to preserve these green spaces. NEEF technical assistance helps these groups become more effective while the Toyota grants allow them to program events year-round.
Together, Toyota and NEEF are strengthening America's connection to public lands. NEEF is also pleased to have Jacqueline Thomas (Toyota's Chief Compliance Officer) on our board of directors.