New Mexico National Public Lands Day

Celebrate National Public Lands Day events on New Mexico public lands!

On September 23, 2023, 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.

Join a NPLD event near you:

Albuquerque District Office

Who: Socorro Field Office

What: Landavaso Trail Construction

When: Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Socorro Field Office

Contact: Michael Comiskey,, 575-838-1261

Who: Rio Puerco Field Office

What: El Malpais NCA La Ventana Trails work and bench installation.

When: Sept. 23, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: El Malpais NCA

Contact: Rena Bob,, 505-287-6606

Farmington District Office

Who: Farmington Field Office

What: NPLD 2023 Trash Cleanup

When: Sept. 23, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Four dumpster locations: Brown Springs OHV Area, Hood Mesa and College Blvd Intersection, County Road 3535 and 3536 Intersection, and Bloomfield City Hall.

Contact: Mark Decker,, 505-249-2416

Details: Farmington NPLD Flyer 2023

Press Release: BLM, partners schedule National Public Lands Day event in Farmington

Who: Taos Field Office

What:  A trash pickup of illegal dumpsites on BLM Lands in Rio Arriba County.

When: Sept. 23, 9 a.m. In El Palacio, at Hwy 68 near mile marker 8 about a ½ mile north of the Alcalde Transfer Station.

Where:  Rio Arriba County

Contact: Taos Field Office, 575-758-8851

Las Cruces District Office

Who: Las Cruces District Office

What: Sonoma Ranch Boulevard Cleanup

When: Sept. 23, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where:  Sonoma Ranch Boulevard

Contact: Amber Giove,, 575-525-4487

Press Release: BLM Las Cruces District waives recreation site fees for National Public Lands Day

Oklahoma Field Office


Pecos District Office

Who: Carlsbad Field Office

What: Better Together: Eddy County Cleanup Kickoff

When: Sept. 9, 8-11:45 a.m.

Where:  In Artesia, meet in the lot north of Artesia Clean and Beautiful at 110 N. Main St. and proceed to the intersection of Castleburry Road and Seven Rivers Highway. In Carlsbad, meet at Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park and work from Lower Tansill Dam to Wildcat Bluffs. In Loving, meet at the intersection of N.M. 31 and the Pecos River for work at that site. More events throughout the week. See contact for more information.

Contact: Eamon Brennan,, 575-361-2449

Who: Roswell Field Office

What: Tree/Shrub Planting

When: Sept. 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where:  Rob Jaggers campground

Contact: Blake Ingram,, 575-627-0222

Press Release: BLM plans National Public Lands Day event at Rob Jagger’s Campground

Better Together: Eddy County Clean-up Competition

Volunteers from LM Energy load tires into the bed of a pickup truck during 2021 National Public Lands Day.

Carlsbad StoryMap: 2nd Annual Eddy County Clean-up Competition