Fireworks over the National Monuments

Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend

Celebrate Fourth of July weekend outside at your local public lands!

Kids doing yoga in Palmer Park, Michigan

July is Park and Recreation Month

This year's theme is '80s Style!

Environmental Science students volunteering at Yuma East Wetlands in Arizona

Registration Opens for #NPLD 2015

Celebrate public lands with us on Saturday, Sept. 26. Register your site today.

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News & Highlights

2015 Fee-Free Days Announced

Entrance of a BLM NPLD site in 2014

Several federal land management agencies announced fee-free days for 2015, including National Public Lands Day on September 26. A fee-free day is when parks, refuges and rangelands offer free entry or waive the standard amenity fee for visitors.

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20 Ideas for Free & Low-Cost Summer Fun for Families on Public Lands

Tubing & kayaking in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Mich. Photo: NPS

Summer is here and many families are looking for fun outdoor activities that are free or low-cost. The following are 20 ideas we recommend adding to your summer fun to-do list. Of course, all of them are available via our public lands!


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  • NPLD in Your State Park

    If your state park system is looking to attract new volunteers and inspire the community to further connect with natural and cultural resources in your state, consider participating in NPLD 2015. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. September 26 marks the 22nd annual celebration and we'd love you to join in.

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  • Long-time NPLD Volunteer Interview

    Welcome to part two of our volunteer interview series, featuring our interview with Gerry Miller--an inspiring Bureau of Land Management volunteer who has participated in NPLD for 18 consecutive years!

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