National Public Lands Day

This year's National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is on September 26!

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of daily life in this country, and our public lands are no exception. Due to social distancing requirements remaining in place for the foreseeable future, many public lands sites will be unable to host large, in-person NPLD events. With this in mind, we are excited to announce we will be expanding the available options for volunteers during this year’s NPLD on September 26, 2020.

Virtual and In-Person Events for NPLD 2020

NPLD 2020 will include virtual events designed to connect the public to iconic parks, national forests, marine estuaries, and other public lands sites. These online events will serve as an alternative for NPLD site managers who are uncomfortable with or are not allowed to host in-person events due to local regulations.

This does not mean we are abandoning in-person events. Public land sites that wish to host in-person events—in accordance with local rules and regulations regarding COVID-19—will still be able to register their event on the NEEF website.

We will be rolling out our online NPLD event registration process in the coming weeks. Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions!

NPLD 2020
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Setting Up a Virtual Event

The whats, whys, and hows on putting on a one-of-a-kind virtual National Public Lands Day.
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Virtual Volunteer Engagement

NEEF will be engaging our volunteers in unique virtual events that keep the spirit of National Public Lands Day.
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Highlighted Virtual Site Sponsorship

With support from Toyota, NEEF will be providing up to $1000 to support unique virtual events for National Public Lands Day.
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Examples of Virtual NPLD Events

The beauty of a virtual National Public Lands Day event is they can take on any form. Check out these examples.
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NEEF Event Locator Map

Find an Event Near You

Use our interactive map to find virtual and in-person NPLD events near you.
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Get Involved
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NPLD for Site Managers

This hub serves as a repository for site managers to register, develop, and promote their volunteer events with NEEF and other NPLD partners.
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NPLD for Volunteers

Here you can find information on how to volunteer at various NPLD events happening throughout the country and online.
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Your Impact
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National Public Lands Day 2019 Impact

Over 150,000 volunteers. Over $15 million in volunteer work. Over 2,000 sites.
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Partners
NPLD for Toyota

NPLD + Toyota

Since 1999, Toyota Motor North America has been the national corporate sponsor of NEEF's National Public Lands Day.
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Federal and Nonprofit Partners

Our partners share our dedication to enjoying and caring for America's public lands.
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Support NPLD

Work with NEEF to showcase your organization's commitment to caring for public lands, engaging your employees, and connecting to your community.
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National Public Lands Day FAQ

Want to learn more about National Public Lands Day? This FAQ section has all the answers!
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