Volunteers working at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for National Public Lands Day

NPLD for Volunteers

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. This hub serves as a repository for volunteers to find and participate in various NPLD events happening throughout the country.

Don’t forget to check out the official NPLD event map that makes it easy to find the perfect NPLD event near you!

The content of this link is provided for information purposes only. NEEF does not accept any liabilities for any loss, damage, cost, or expense you or others might incur as a result of the information, advice, or volunteering opportunities provided on this website.

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