National Public Lands Day

The 25th Annual National Public Lands Day is happening on September 22, 2018!

Mark September 22 on your calendar and make plans to head to your favorite outdoor spot as NEEF gets set to celebrate the 25th annual National Public Lands Day, nationally sponsored by Toyota Motor North America. No matter what is happening in the world, on National Public Lands Day, outdoor enthusiasts turn out in droves to give back to and enjoy their favorite outdoor places.

Every day, natural disasters and extreme weather, human activities, and a host of other factors take their toll on our public lands, threatening the health and wellbeing of the people and wildlife who depend on them. Public land managers, volunteers, and others who steward these special places work tirelessly to restore these areas, make them more resilient to future threats, and ensure that people and wildlife continue to enjoy them for years to come.

This enduring support and commitment to public lands year after year inspired NEEF to focus National Public Lands Day 2018 on resilience and restoration. Our natural resources are resilient, but only if we treat them right and give them the care they need. Through volunteer service on National Public Lands Day as well as grant support to local organizations, NEEF helps ensure people of all ages and abilities connect with public lands for recreation, hands-on learning, and community-building—now and in the future.

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Mount Rushmore

NPLD for Site Managers

This hub serves as a repository for site managers to register, develop, and promote their events, working with NEEF other NPLD partners.
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Lighthouse at Acadia National Park

NPLD for Volunteers

This hub serves as a repository for volunteers to find and participate in various NPLD events happening throughout the country.
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NEEF Event Locator Map

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Use our interactive map to find an NPLD event near you.
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Stormy Clouds over Tunnel View in Yosemite

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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A National Public Lands Day 2017 Snapshot

Over 200,000 participants. 2,600 sites across the nation. $18 million in public land improvements.
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Toyota volunteers at an NPLD event in White Point

NPLD + Toyota

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