For the fourth year in a row, President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the nationwide recognition of National Public Lands Day. In addition, thirty-nine states and 84 cities and counties have produced their own proclamations or letters of support encouraging participation in the annual day of service.
The Presidential Proclamation states, "As we celebrate this National Public Lands Day, let us reflect on the lands and waters that so deeply enrich our experience, and let us renew our commitment to protecting them in the years to come."
Mayoral and County Proclamations
Lake Havasu City
Indian Harbour Beach
West Palm Beach
Savannah (letter of support)
Salt Lake City
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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.