News & Highlights
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.
Did you know there are military lands that are open to the public for recreation and education? Check them out – and give back with some volunteer service!
We’re celebrating National Public Lands Day for the 21st time this year! Across the country, you will find clean-up projects, educational activities and games to enjoy and celebrate this treasured day. To honor this anniversary, we took a look back at some of NPLD's most important milestones. Check out our progress as we look forward to what’s ahead in the coming decades!
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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 2013 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.