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Join Hundreds of Volunteers in Atlanta for 20th Annual National Public Lands Day, September 28

Contact: Amber Taylor, 703-201-4893, [email protected]

Atlanta – On Saturday, September 28, more than 180,000 volunteers nationwide, including founders of the Atlanta-based GreenHouse Foundation, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe and nearly 400 volunteers at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (MLK, Jr. NHS), are expected to visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places.


National Environmental Education Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day on September 28th

The largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, National Public Lands Day (NPLD), will celebrate 20 years of service on Saturday, September 28th. More than 180,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,200 sites across the country to take part in this national initiative sponsored by TOYOTA. 

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Washington Post: Give your Favorite Park a Pat on the Back for NPLD

The Washington Post's Going Out Guide is the region's go-to source of news on what's happening in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In advance of National Public Lands Day, the Going Out Guide encouraged D.C. area residents to volunteer and visit a local public land on Saturday, September 29. 


San Francisco Chronicle: Can you Dig it?

Golden Gate Parks Conservancy hosts a large volunteer event suitable for both families and individuals. Help collect seeds and transplant native plants at one of three nurseries, Marin Headlands, in the Presidio or at Fort Funston. There are also projects to prune larger seedlings, clean seeds, turn compost and work in the demonstration gardens.