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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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. Visit our Friends Groups Map to learn about freinds groups in your area 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.