Making a Difference on Public Lands
NPLD 2020 IMPACT
In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed our National Public Lands Day events, but it didn't end the celebration. Some in-person and many innovative virtual events engaged Americans with their public lands.
Adapting NPLD to the new normal of 2020
This year, National Public Lands Day needed to look a little different. While public land sites were still be able to register in-person events, NEEF focused on supporting innovative virtual events designed to engage volunteers and connect people to public lands from the safety and comfort of their homes.
NPLD VIRTUAL SIGNATURE EVENT
This year's Virtual Signature Event featured guest speakers from NEEF, Toyota, and more, as well as the main event—a half-hour “virtual road trip,” presented by our friends at Corazón Latino, featuring musical performances from local artists at some of America’s most scenic public lands sites!
Take a musical tour of some of America’s most scenic public land sites. From Joshua Tree National Park in California to Kenilworth Gardens in Washington DC, we explored the history and culture of these special places from coast to coast.
NPLD Virtual Signature Event Impacts
Number of People Reached
Number of Video Plays
Conservation IMPACTs For in-Person NPLD Events*
Square Feet of Invasive Species Removed
Native Plants Added
Pounds of Trash Collected
Public Facilities Built or Maintained
Acres of Public Lands Restored
Miles of Trails and Rivers Maintained
*Note: This information was collected from 74 NPLD site managers that completed the NPLD post-event survey.
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