National Public Lands Day (NLPD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands, held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has brought together hundreds of thousands of volunteers to help restore America’s public lands.
These are the places Americans use for outdoor recreation, education, and other activities. 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 federal, state, and local governments.
In 2021, the BLM coordinated 142 NPLD events, representing one-quarter of all NPLD events nationwide. More than 7,000 volunteers participated in BLM enhancement and restoration activities, at an estimated value of $845,697 to the BLM.