You Made NPLD History!

With over 2500 events and 200,000 participants across the country, you made NPLD 2015 the most successful ever!

Volunteers at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens National Park

NPLD Site Managers: Evaluate Your Event!

Fill out our five minute online NPLD evaluation & share stories from your 2015 event. We'd love to hear from you!

More than 175,000 Volunteers Expected on National Public Lands Day

On September 26th, celebrate something we all share...our public lands.

Volunteers at a public land

Apply for a Capacity Building Grant

Apply for up to $5,000 in funding. Applications due October 30.

News & Highlights

NPLD Site Manager Resources Are Now Available!

Ranger Doug addresses NPLD volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Are you planning a National Public Lands Day event? The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) has compiled step-by-step resources to help you make your NPLD event one for the books. Get tips on planning activities, creating communications plans, tips for online media, recruiting volunteers and much more! 

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Federal Fee-Free Coupons

Lilies in Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C.

National Public Lands Day partners with five federal land management agencies to provide a special thank-you to their volunteers. Each volunteer who participates in a National Public Lands Day 2015 site at Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or USDA Forest Service lands may receive a fee-free coupon.

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

    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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