People registering for NPLD 2019

Six Reasons You Should Register Your NPLD Event with NEEF

Don't forget to register your National Public Lands Day event through NEEF’s website. Along with our interactive events map that makes it easy for everyone to locate an NPLD event, NEEF offers site managers who register their event many other benefits!

  1. Boost your reach
    • Site Managers that register with NEEF will have their event posted to our new interactive site map. Volunteers can use the map to search events by location or type of activity—and even locate bilingual events.
    • Event registrants may also be highlighted in NEEF’s weekly NPLD email blasts or social media posts which reach over 10,000 federal and nonfederal partners.
  2. Let us do the work for you
    • By registering with NEEF, you’ll gain access to NEEF/NPLD branded logos, social media graphics, governmental proclamations, and other promotional materials.
    • NEEF’s Site Manager Resources Hub also has toolkits to help you plan and execute a successful event.
  3. Add legitimacy to your event
    • With its status as the nation's largest one-day volunteer event for public lands, NEEF’s NPLD receives considerable attention and press at the local and national level. Its prominence serves as a catalyst to attract new volunteers and visitors to your public land. Once a person is introduced to your park as a volunteer, they will want to return again and again.
  4. Join a larger movement
    • Public lands are core to Americans’ everyday life. They provide places to play, learn, explore, vacation, and be active. From the community park in your neighborhood to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, these public lands welcome all ages, stimulate the senses, build new connections to nature, and create lasting memories for millions of people each year. Use #NPLD to see what public lands of all sizes are doing to celebrate on September 25th. Then throughout the year, stay in touch with NEEF to get environmental education resources and funding to find ways to connect your local communities with their public lands. NEEF is committed to getting more Americans out on federal, state, and community public lands, and encouraging communities to give back and protect the lands they love—not just on National Public Lands Day, but every day. NEEF also helps people discover how time in the natural world impacts their mental and physical health.
  5. Be counted
    • Each year, NEEF releases an NPLD Impact Report—you’ll be included in it if you register with us. Last year NEEF reported:
      • 2,100+ sites across the US
      • 169,000 participating volunteers
      • 680,000 hours of service
      • $16.7 million in volunteer hours
    • You can leverage this information to galvanize support from potential volunteers, community partners, funders, and policy makers for future NPLD projects.
  6. Eligibility for NEEF grant funding
    • ​If you are applying for one of NEEF's grants, you may be able to include your NPLD event in the funding package.