NPLD for Site Managers

National Public Lands Day: Connecting to Nature through Service

National Public Lands Day 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 with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more. From trail maintenance to tree planting—volunteers of all ages and abilities roll up their sleeves and work side-by-side to care for public lands. The day also features a variety of hikes, bike rides, community festivals, paddling excursions, and other fun outdoor activities—all set on the backdrop of the country’s public lands and waterways.

America’s public lands aren’t the only ones that benefits from National Public Lands Day. Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to mental and physical well-being. Spending time in the outdoors has been found to improve short-term memory, concentration and creativity—while reducing the effects of stress and anxiety. Volunteering on NPLD is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the many benefits that come from connecting with nature.

In celebration of the annual National Public Lands Day celebration, September 28, 2019 has been designed as a Free Entrance Day for most National Parks, Monuments, Recreation Areas and other participating federal sites.

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Resources & Information
Silent City - Bryce Canyon

NPLD Site Manager Manual

The manual is now in a digestible, digital format and remains packed with the tools, documents, worksheets, resources, and other information.
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Group picture of the volunteers at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens NPLD Event in 2016

Site Manager Promotional Toolkit

Check out our collection of promotional content including photos, badges, graphics, and more!
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NEEF Event Locator Map

Find an Event Near You

Use our interactive map to find an NPLD event near you.
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NPLD Hubs
Plum Beach tire clean-up

National Public Lands Day

Mark your calendar for NPLD this year: Saturday, September 28, 2019!
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NPLD volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

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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