NPLD Impact

NPLD 2018 Impact

A Successful 25th Annual National Public Lands Day!

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.

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

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NEEF Staff Rahul and Brynna sit in red lawn chairs next to Woodsy Owl

Stories from NPLD

Read how volunteers, site managers, families, and more spent their time volunteering for National Public Lands Day.
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Plum Beach tire clean-up

National Public Lands Day

Mark your calendar for NPLD this year: Saturday, September 28, 2019!
What People are Saying

“On Behalf of the National Environmental Education Foundation, thank you to the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that gave their time and energy to help restore America’s public lands during the 25th Annual National Public Lands Day.  Whether you were discovering a park for the first time or pitching in to clean up a space that you visit regularly, we hope you had a great time rolling up your sleeves, getting outside, and joining us for the largest volunteer effort for public lands.”

- Meri-Margaret Deoudes President & CEO, NEEF

“The National Park Service is proud to partner with NEEF for yet another successful National Public Lands Day celebration. The work completed by volunteers at NPS sites across the country will help ensure that Americans of all ages and abilities can connect with our public lands for recreation, education, and community-building—now and in the future.”

- Lenny Teh Program Manager, Service-wide Volunteers-In-Parks, National Park Service

“The U.S. Forest Service applauds NEEF’s efforts to deeply engage diverse audiences in education, awareness, and on-the-ground action in support of America’s public lands. During this year’s National Public Lands Day celebration, the Forest Service worked with NEEF to launch a Spanish-language NPLD landing page, which has helped increase the level of engagement of non-English speaking communities. We give special thanks to Corazon Latino and the U.S. Forest Service’s Limited English Proficiency (LEP) program for supporting the launch of this critical resource.”

- Tamberly Conway Partnerships, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, U.S. Forest Service

Photo Collage of NPLD 2018
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