Volunteers at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens during NPLD 2012.

Apply for a Capacity Building Grant

Friends groups can apply for up to $5,000 in funding. Applications due April 30.

Volunteers at Little Jacks Wilderness

Volunteer of the Year Awards

How three outstanding volunteers were inspired to care for our public lands. Read their award winning stories.

Take A Second

Take A Second

Simple everyday actions can have a huge environmental impact. See how & share your seconds in NEEF's video contest.

BLM Volunteers

Every Day Event Grantees Announced

50 grantees received up to $2,000 in funding for educational, recreational and stewardship-based activities.

News & Highlights

National EE Week

EE Week

Students and educators around the country are taking part in National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) 2014 throughout April with learning focused on how the STEM fields, specifically engineering, can be used to solve some of today’s biggest environmental problems, leading to sustainable solutions for a healthier planet and healthier people.

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Every Day Events Calendar

Adults volunteering at a BLM site in Colo.

Keep your community engaged year-round! Register your education, volunteer or recreation events on our Every Day Events calendar and attract new visitors and partners.

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  • NPLD in Your State Park

    National Public Lands Day is proud to have the support of state parks throughout the nation. From coast-to-coast, more than 400 state park sites celebrated the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State declared September 28, 2013 as a fee-free day, while the Florida, Montana and Tennessee State Park Systems continued multi-year efforts to encourage their park units to participate in NPLD.

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  • Unique Features on 20 Public Lands

    On this 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, we wanted to highlight some of the lands that are home to some pretty unique features. With America’s public lands covering more than 600 million acres, we know there are lots of interesting sites to see and stories to tell. 

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