National News Coverage

September 27, 2012

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. 

September 26, 2012

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. 

August 15, 2012

Peter Greenberg's Travel Website

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.

July 26, 2012

Outdoor Nation Blog

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. 

January 11, 2012

Cleanup Project at Percy Priest Lake Earns National Volunteer Award

Mark Thien, co-founder of the Nashville Clean Water Project, has been named a 2011 Volunteer of the Year by National Public Lands Day.