News & Highlights

2015 Federal Fee-Free Coupons Are On Their Way

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. Find out how to request your fee-free coupons and when you can expect them to arrive!

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! 

Veterans Enjoying Our Public Lands

Every year, our nation's public lands welcome thousands of veterans and active-duty servicemen and women who find places to recreate as well as to help restore mind and body. This Veterans Day, the U.S. Department of the Interior asked veterans and active-duty military members to share their photos of America's public lands. And now we're proud to share them with you.

Highlights from NPLD 2014

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Thanks to more than 175,000 volunteers across the country that made a difference on National Public Lands Day on September 27. Check out social media highlights and pictures from the day’s events on Storify.

Volunteers: Making National Public Lands Day What It Is

Without the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who contribute their time and energy on the last Saturday of September each year, National Public Lands Day would not be what it is.