National Public Lands Day in Arizona

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering with BLM Arizona.

Join hundreds of thousands of people at sites throughout the country and take part in the National Environmental Education Foundation’s (NEEF) annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NEEF uses the day to connect people to public lands and their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.

In 2023, there is one more National Public Lands Day event happening in the Gila District on Saturday, December 9. Join us!

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Arizona Strip District

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Gila District

Volunteer restoration project in the Ironwood Forest National Monument

The Friends of Ironwood Forest with assistance from the Bureau of Land Management are conducting a volunteer work day to restore the areas affected by resource damage or wildlife travel restrictions. Potential project ideas may include fence removal, fence repairs, picking up litter, restoring user-created routes, and sign installation and repair. Tools would be provided for the projects.

Volunteers are asked to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, hats, work gloves, safety glasses, and snacks. 

When: Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: 11700 W. Avra Valley Road, Marana, AZ 85653

Contact: Robert Walter, Bureau of Land Management Natural Resource Specialist, Recreation, at or 520-258-7204

Learn more at the National Public Lands Day event page.

Phoenix District

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