National Public Lands Day Signature Event at Grand Teton National Park

2016 marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service and the 23rd year of National Public Lands Day (NPLD). NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), in partnership with the National Park Service, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Blue Sky Funders Forum, is hosting a signature event at Grand Teton National Park on September 25, 2016.

The Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) will kick-off its annual Fall Retreat in Grand Teton National Park with this NPLD signature event. EGA is a network of environmental funders seeking to address environmental challenges and achieve a more sustainable world through philanthropy. Blue Sky Funders Forum, a working group of EGA, brings funders together in order to strengthen the connection between people and nature in all communities. Members of EGA and Blue Sky are honored to take part in NPLD in this historic Centennial year.

The event showcases the annual day of service that takes place at more than 2,500 sites across the country and celebrates public lands’ contributions to outdoor recreation, people’s health and the environment.

Event Details and Agenda

8:30am-Volunteer Registration Opens
9:00am-9:30am-Opening Ceremonies, Refreshments and Project Announcements
9:30am-10am – Travel to service sites.
10am - 2:00pm- Volunteer projects throughout the park. Volunteers will repair trails, remove invasive species, restore historical structures, and assist with clean up throughout the park.

Volunteers should bring: water bottles, sturdy shoes, long pants, sun screen, rain layer, and lunch for service events.

Please RSVP at
For general questions, contact Ryan Bixenmann,

Date and Time: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 08:30 to 14:00
Contact Info: 

Megan Kohli
National Park Service

Angela Timby