What are Invasive Species?

Wherever you are in the country, there are plants that have evolved to survive under the given growing conditions, and chances are, there are some that have moved in more recently.  Check out this activity guide for more information.

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the variety of animals and plants and habitats found on this planet. It is important everywhere, from your backyard to a National Park, biodiversity plays an important role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.  Check out this activity guide for more information.

What is Stormwater?

When rain (and other types of precipitation like snow, sleet, or hail) falls to the ground, the surface it lands on plays a big part in what happens next.  Check out this activity guide for more information.

Find Volunteers

Veteran site managers have many recommendations for how to run a successful National Public Lands Day event, but one of the most important is to plan for volunteer recruitment early. There are many things to think about before recruitment begins:

Our Commitment To Public Lands Every Day

Public lands are core to Americans’ everyday life. They provide places to play, learn, explore, vacation, and be active.  From the community park in your neighborhood to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, these public lands welcome all ages, stimulate the senses, build new connections to nature, and create lasting memories for millions of people each year.

2017 Every Day Event Grants (NOW CLOSED)

Our nation’s public lands are places where we picnic, play ball, fish, fly kites, pull weeds, and plant seeds. Our public lands should be safe places of natural beauty where everyone can go to lend a hand, observe nature, and enjoy life.

NPLD 2018 Site Manager Promotional Toolkit



Thank you for hosting a National Public Lands Day event at your public land site! To ensure you have a successful and fun day, the materials, tools, and resources below have been made available to you to help you spread the word, draw in volunteers of all ages from your community, and engage your local media. Please note that we will be rolling out more materials on this page over time and will notify you via email when something new has been added.