NPLD 2021 Impact

28th Annual National Public Lands Day

NEEF's annual National Public Lands Day celebration is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist land managers with environmental projects designed to enhance and restore national parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waters.

On behalf of our federal, state, and local partners, we would like to thank everyone who donated their time to improving public lands for this year’s NPLD. Through your hard work, you have helped preserve public lands for future generations to enjoy. This year's NPLD had over 500 events and engaged over 50,000 volunteers. Whether this was your first NPLD or your 28th, we hope it was an enjoyable and educational experience. And remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s NPLD!


Impact Report


NPLD Impact Numbers

NPLD Impact Infographic - location icon 537 NPLD Events, People Icon 46,277 NPLD Volunteers, clock icon 185,108 Volunteer Hours, money in envelope icon $5.3 Million estimate value of work

NPLD Conservation Outcomes

NPLD 2021 Conservation Impacts. tree icon 3,292 acres of public lands restored; trash bag icon 63,053 pounds of trash collected; green foliage icon 157,402 square feet of invasive plants removed; hiker icon 447 miles of trails and rivers maintained; flowers icon 5,863 trees and flowers planted; person in wheel chair on path from cabin icon 277 public facilities built or maintained

NPLD Volunteers in Action

Photo collage of NPLD participants - little girl holding flowers, group of volunteers on the trail, children harvesting tomatoes, volunteers with trashbags at overlook of forest, leader explaining invasive plants

Photo collage of NPLD volunteers - mother and daughter smiling in city garden, woman smiling while walking with bucket, NEEF staff member removing invasive plants in forest, team of volunteers posing on finished boardwalk, volunteers raking along trail.

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