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National Public Lands Day offers a unique opportunity to explore public lands – near and far
While you don’t have to travel far to visit a public land, some people do take the opportunity for some ecotourism on/around NPLD. Since NPLD is a fee-free day at many national parks, these travelers get the chance to explore a park for free, spend a little time volunteering and giving back and get a coupon for another opportunity to visit another park for free.
History buffs, families, explorers and more get to learn and experience history on our nation’s public lands. From sites maintained by our National Park Service to those operated by state and local parks, here are 20 public lands sites where history plays a major role.
We were curious what types of items are found on National Public Lands Day by volunteers involved in park clean ups. We asked and our sites answered! Following is a list of 20 of the more unique items found – and removed– by our amazing volunteers on NPLD:
Summer is just around the corner, 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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Volunteer with Friends Groups
Friends Groups are local nonprofit organizations that support public lands. Many Friends Groups lead volunteer events to restore parks, green spaces and community gardens. Learn more about the over 200 Friends Groups that participated in National Public Lands Day 2012 and how you can get involved.
NPLD Supports Let’s Move Outside
Participating in NPLD is a great way to get the recommended 60 minutes of daily activity, while you lend a hand for public lands. Learn more about Let’s Move Outside and how NPLD is involved in the national movement.