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

National Public Lands Day

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 2022, the Bureau of Land Management hosted 122 events with 563 projects - more than any other federal agency! Approximately 8,169 volunteers came out from across the nation to lend a hand. These volunteers contributed nearly 32,000 hours of service worth over $950,000 back to BLM-managed public lands.

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

New Mexico Black River Erosion Control event for Public Lands Day