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More than 175,000 Volunteers Expected on National Public Lands Day, September 27

Contact: Amber Taylor 
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Largest Single-Day Volunteer Effort for Public Lands
with 2,200 Events Planned around the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – More than 175,000 volunteers will paint, plant, mulch and clean thousands of acres of public lands across the U.S. on Saturday, September 27 as part of the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Volunteers will serve at more than 2,200 sites – at least one in every state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

National News Coverage


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.