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National Public Lands Day is on Saturday, September 23, 2023

Thank you for volunteering for National Public Lands Day in 2022! We hoped our promotional tools helped you spread the word about the good work you’ll be doing and invite others to join.

We are getting ready to celebrate the 30th National Public Lands Day in 2023, and will be updating the promotional items soon, so make sure to check back frequently.

If you have NPLD communications questions, please email the NPLD team at

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Everything you need to spread the word about your event via social media.

Add a proclamation from your mayor or governor to help boost the awareness of the event you're attending.

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Tag NEEF & NPLD when you post so we can share your story and inspire others to join the celebration.

Hashtag: #NPLD

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Suggested Social Media Posts


  • I just attended [your event here] for National Public Lands Day today! I had a great time learning about the environment while helping to improve our country's public lands. My favorite part was [your favorite part here]. You can find out more about #NPLD here:


  • Today I volunteered at [public lands site] for National Public Lands Day! It felt good to give back to our country's public lands so that everyone can enjoy them. Here's a photo of me helping out! If you want to help too, check out #NPLD

A proclamation is a letter signed by a government official that declares a particular day in support of an action, cause, or policy. The first proclamation in American history was signed into effect on October 3, 1789 by President George Washington to commemorate the first Day of National Thanksgiving.

As a volunteer, there is no better way to reinforce your commitment to NPLD in your community and bring attention to an NPLD event than to request a ceremonial proclamation. States, cities, and towns can show their support for National Public Lands Day by issuing ceremonial proclamations. Proclamations can be used by site managers to draw additional media attention, to encourage participation, and to add legitimacy to their event.

Here’s how to request one:

  1. Begin the process by locating the appropriate state or city government website. You can find your representative here.
  2. You may find a tab called "Mayor's Page" or "Governor's Page." Also look for "Ceremonial" or "Forms" on the navigation.
  3. If you do not see any of these, try using the site's Search feature with the word "proclamation." Otherwise, call your local mayor or governor’s office to determine how proclamations are issued.
  4. You can also try the "Contact Us" link, and submit a  brief message asking: How do I ask the governor to issue a proclamation declaring September 25, 2021, National Public Lands Day?
  5. A staff member will likely reply and email a form to complete. Email the form back for an official signature.
  6. If no form is available, you can customize NEEF proclamation template. Customize with your letterhead and signature and mail or email to the mayor's or governor's office.
  7. Follow up with a phone call just to be sure your request arrived.
  8. When you have confirmation that the proclamation has been signed, contact local media to suggest a news item, interview or photo with the mayor or governor and affiliate representatives.
  9. Make sure to thank the staff involved with helping you get the proclamation.
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