National Public Lands Day

mountains in background on bluebird skys day. Two Volunteers work on Trail

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 1979, 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.

National Public Lands Day events are coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). To find out more visit neef.org/npld, or contact a BLM State Office.

New Mexico Black River Erosion Control event for Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day Photos on Flickr

National Public Lands Day 2018