National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is September 25, 2021!

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of daily life in this country, and our public lands are no exception. In 2020, we were thrilled to introduce virtual events celebrating our public lands and complementing many socially distanced in-person events. We are currently working with our federal, state, and local partners to monitor the situation to ensure a safe and enjoyable NPLD for everyone - whether virtually or in-person. Stay tuned!

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NPLD 2020
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Our Impact

NPLD looked a little different last year with innovative virtual events. Check out our impact.
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Our Virtual Signature Event

Watch our Virtual Signature Event where we kicked off another successful NPLD!
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Get Involved
NEEF Event Locator Map

Find an Event Near You

Use our interactive map to find virtual and in-person NPLD events near you.
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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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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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Día Nacional de Tierras Públicas

Marque su calendario para NPLD este año: ¡sábado 25 de septiembre de 2021!
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Share Your Experience

We want to help you spread the word about the good work you’ll be doing at NPLD and invite others to join with these ready-made promotional items.
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Virtual NPLD
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Virtual Volunteer Engagement

NEEF will be engaging our volunteers in unique virtual events that keep the spirit of National Public Lands Day.
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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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Examples of Virtual NPLD Events

The beauty of a virtual National Public Lands Day event is they can take on any form. Check out these examples.
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National Public Lands Day 2019 Impact

Over 150,000 volunteers. Over $15 million in volunteer work. Over 2,000 sites.
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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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Partners
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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Federal and Nonprofit Partners

Our partners share our dedication to enjoying and caring for America's public lands.
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Support NPLD

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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