"Taking care of our public lands is and must continue to be a proud American tradition." - President Barak Obama
“With one-third of America's land in public hands, NPLD provides an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to help sustain these lands,” said Robb Hampton, director of the public lands program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), which coordinates NPLD. “Volunteers can also spend time after their tasks to enjoy the lands, whether at a local green space or national park. Many sites offer nature hikes, bike rides, picnics or other outdoor activities.”
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest volunteer event that benefits America's public lands. NPLD is held on a Saturday in late September when thousands of Americans volunteer to improve and enhance our nation's public lands.
In 2015, more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated our public lands at over 2,000 events throughout the nation. BLM projects produced millions of dollars in enhancements to the BLM’s public lands and facilities.