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NPLD for Site Managers

Your work made the 25th annual National Public Lands Day a success!

On Saturday, September 22, volunteers pitched in on public lands throughout the country and at sites in all 50 states as part of the 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD).  Organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day promotes the connection between people and the environment by inviting everyone to get outside. With support from NPLD national corporate sponsor Toyota, eight federal agency partners, hundreds of state and local partners, and dozens of nonprofit organizations, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort.

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. This enduring support and commitment to public lands year after year inspired NEEF to focus National Public Lands Day 2018 on resilience and restoration.    This hub serves as a repository for site managers to register their events and download tools and information to design and promote it. We are continuously updating this site, so check back often. 

This year's celebration was an overwhelming success, and it is never too early to start planning your 2019 NPLD event.

Mark your calendar for next year: Saturday, September 28, 2019!

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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NEEF National Public Lands Day 25th Annual Celebration is September 22, 2018

National Public Lands Day

Mark your calendar for next year: Saturday, September 28, 2019!
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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Get Involved


NEEF offers a variety of grants and awards in order to support and highlight the great work being done across the nation at the local level.
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Chapter covers of the Environmental Literacy Report 2015

The Environmental Literacy Report

Environmental educators have an unprecedented opportunity to create a more environmentally literate citizenry.
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