National public lands day 2023
NPLD 2023 Impact
Explore the highlights of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day, where 40,000 volunteers across 600 events made a lasting impact on America's public lands, from a natural history lesson at Boston Harbor Islands to a coastal clean-up in Monterey Bay.
Thanks to all who were part of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) celebrations on September 23, 2023!
Across the country, we celebrated NPLD's 30 Years of Care and Community for our public lands. From humble beginnings with one federal agency, two sites, and 700 volunteers, NPLD has grown into the largest single-day volunteer event for public lands.
As a signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), NPLD fosters a strong connection between people and the environment, educating and cultivating environmental stewards. It's also a “Fee-Free Day” where entrance fees are waived at national parks and public lands. With support from federal and state agencies, corporate sponsors, and nonprofits, NPLD ensures resilient natural spaces for generations to come, encouraging volunteering and environmental engagement.
NPLD history & impact in the last decade
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Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers for National Public Lands Day Events: Strategies for Success
Our experts from Texas A&M University, BLM, and Saguaro Park discuss effective strategies for recruiting and engaging volunteers for National Public Lands Day events.
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WHY WE NPLD
From majestic mountains to sprawling forests, public lands provide a chance for us to connect with nature, explore our country's rich history, and enjoy endless recreational and educational opportunities. By hosting an NPLD volunteer event, you'll be joining a nationwide effort to preserve and protect our natural spaces ensuring that they remain a vital part of our communities.
On Saturday, September 24, 2022, over 50,000 volunteers participated in community events to help restore and improve public lands across the country as part of the 29th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD).
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Riverview Park teamed up for a Day of Service in honor of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) and the SCA alumni event.
impact on national Public Lands Day
Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.
In addition to providing support to NPLD event organizers, NEEF conducts surveys and compiles post-event data, resulting in valuable metrics and nationwide impact figures that demonstrate the positive results of NPLD.
This year marked the 30th annual NPLD and organizers made the most of it. Volunteers participated in almost 600 events across the country, featuring some of America’s most memorable and unique locations—a natural history lesson at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, a coastal clean-up in Monterrey Bay, the removal of invasive species at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
Who participates in NPLD? What do volunteers do? These questions and more are answered.
National Public Lands Federal Partners
National Public Lands Day Corporate Sponsors
Thank you for considering sponsoring National Public Lands Day! Join us in making a difference and showcase your commitment to environmental and community impact.
Become an Employee Engagement Sponsor
Energize your workforce and give back to the community with our Employee Engagement Sponsorship, which includes a special "day of service" activity tailored to your CSR goals.
Become an NPLD Sponsor
Make a meaningful impact and inspire others to get involved by sponsoring National Public Lands Day. Your support will help us make this exciting event a success!
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