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National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is September 24, 2022!

NEEF's National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. NPLD is also a “Fee-Free Day”—entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands.

Watch our Virtual NPLD Kickoff Video from NPLD 2021 with guests from Corazón Latino, Rock Creek Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, and National Park Service!

NPLD 2021
NPLD volunteers in a field removing invasive plants - photo by Hedi LaMarr Photography

NPLD 2021 Impact

See the impact of the hundreds of events from around the country.
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NPLD 2021 Highlighted Sites' Stories

Read how our highlighted sites build community with conservation.
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Nature for All: Webinar series

Watch our webinar series focused on engaging underrepresented communities in your NPLD event.
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Family volunteering for NPLD event planting shrubs

NPLD 2021 Highlighted Site Sponsorship Winners

Learn more about our highlighted site winners and join their events.
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Event Information
Park Ranger at Coldwater Spring, MN for NPLD

NPLD for Site Managers

This hub serves as a repository for site managers to register, develop, and promote their volunteer events with NEEF and other NPLD partners.
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Setting Up a Virtual Event

The whats, whys, and hows on putting on a one-of-a-kind virtual National Public Lands Day.
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Arches National Park in Utah

Día Nacional de Tierras Públicas

Marque su calendario para NPLD este año: ¡sábado 24 de septiembre de 2022!
Volunteers at a Rock Creek Park NPLD Event

NPLD for Volunteers

Here you can find information on how to volunteer at various NPLD events happening throughout the country and online.
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NEEF Event Locator Map

Find Your Event

Use our interactive map to find your registered NPLD event.
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NPLD Impact
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National Public Lands Day 2020 Impact

NPLD looked a little different last year with innovative virtual events. Check out our impact.
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San Diego River Mouth volunteers at the 2019 NPLD event

National Public Lands Day 2019 Impact

Over 150,000 volunteers. Over $15 million in volunteer work. Over 2,000 sites.
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Girl scouts at the NPLD event at Rock Creek Park

National Public Lands Day FAQ

Want to learn more about National Public Lands Day? This FAQ section has all the answers!
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NPLD for Toyota

NPLD + Toyota

Since 1999, Toyota Motor North America has been the national corporate sponsor of NEEF's National Public Lands Day.
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Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

Federal, Nonprofit, and Other Partners

Our partners share our dedication to enjoying and caring for America's public lands.
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Work with NEEF to showcase your organization's commitment to caring for public lands, engaging your employees, and connecting to your community.
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