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National Public Lands Day 2015

National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, 2015! The annual event grew from 700 volunteers in 1994 to 175,000 volunteers in 2014. Last year, volunteers worked at more than 2,100 sites across every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. They collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive species, built and maintained over 1500 miles of trails, planted 100,000 trees, removed an estimated 500 tons of trash and so much more! National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity to get outside and help spruce up the parks, community gardens, schoolyards, refuges and other public lands we all enjoy.

Tip: Find out what’s happening where you live. Visit the National Public Lands Day map to search for events by state or zip code. Most events take place rain or shine, so check the local forecast and prepare for all kinds of weather.

NPLD is a fee-free day on many federally managed lands and volunteers who participate are given coupons for a second free entry into their favorite federal public land areas that have entrance fees.