NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY IS ON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023!
Thank you for hosting a National Public Lands Day event! The materials, tools, and resources below were developed for NPLD 2023. We hope they helped you spread the word, draw in volunteers of all ages from your community, and engage your local media.
2023 Event Theme
NPLD: 30 Years of Care and Commitment
Since 1994, National Public Lands Day (NPLD) has mobilized volunteers on the fourth Saturday in September to celebrate and care for something we all share—our nation’s public lands.
What started with one federal agency, two public land sites, and 700 volunteers has grown into a national event that brings out hundreds of thousands of volunteers at sites in all 50 states and U.S. territories. From trail maintenance to planting, trash pick-up, and more, volunteers of all ages and abilities roll up their sleeves and work side-by-side.
In the past decade alone, over 1 million volunteers have donated almost 5 million hours of their time for public lands, worth an estimated $133 million. These efforts are crucial to preserving our natural resources for future generations to enjoy.
But NPLD is more than just a clean-up—it’s a chance to connect with new communities, an event that creates kinship among those working together for a common goal, and an opportunity to use America’s public lands for education, recreation, and overall physical and mental health.
If you are a site manager, be sure to follow us on social media for NPLD updates. Please tag us in your posts so we can amplify your impact.
Social Media Graphics
Join us in celebrating 30 years of National Public Lands Day with our official commemorative graphic! Show your support for public lands and the incredible volunteers and participants who make a difference in caring for and protecting these cherished spaces
Posters for Printing
Promote your event with the official NPLD 30th annual graphic available for download.
2023 NPLD Customizable Flyers
Download PowerPoint files to customize the NPLD flyer for your event and use to promote it online or in print.
Volunteer Engagement Activities
Take part in NEEF's NPLD BioBlitz with the iNaturalist app at your NPLD event.
This activity guide helps elementary and middle schoolers understand biodiversity and offers a citizen science...