National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands, held annually on the last Saturday in September. NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore America’s public lands.
These are the places Americans use for outdoor recreation, education, and other enjoyment. The public lands include national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and reservoirs, as well as state, county, and city parks that are managed by public agencies, but that belong to and are enjoyed by everyone.
NPLD events support the America’s Great Outdoors, Let’s Move, and Take It Outside! Initiative and is coordinated by National Environmental Education Foundation or NEEF.