National News Coverage
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.
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.
National Public Lands Day was featured on travel writer Peter Greenberg's website in his weekly segment "Voluntourism Spotlight". The article talked about the history of NPLD, how volunteers can get involved and volunteering in the Grand Canyon.
Jessica Jones, program coordinator of National Public Lands Day, wrote a guest blog for the Outdoor Nation blog on why young people should volunteer on NPLD and lead events.
Mark Thien, co-founder of the Nashville Clean Water Project, has been named a 2011 Volunteer of the Year by National Public Lands Day.
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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.