States, cities and towns can show their support for National Public Lands Day by issuing proclamations. 

A proclamation is a letter signed by the governor or mayor that declares a particular day in support of an action, cause or policy.

We are currently requested proclamations for this year's National Public Lands Day event, which will take place on Saturday, September 26. For additional information, please contact us at [email protected].

Below are the governors and mayors that recognize Saturday, September 26, 2015 as the 22nd Anniversary of National Public Lands Day. These states illustrated their supported for the goals of NPLD including, volunteerism, education, recreation and the protection of public lands.


2015 Presidential Proclamation

2015 marked the seventh year in a row that President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the nation-wide recognition of National Public Lands Day. Read and download a copy of the 2015 Presidential Proclamation.


2015 Dear Colleague Letters

Each year, NEEF requests members of the Senate and House of Representatives sign a Dear Colleague Letter about National Public Lands Day. Once signed, this letter is distributed to their colleagues in Congress. Here are the 2015 letters:


Presidential proclamations were also released in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

2015 Gubernatorial Proclamations

2015 Mayoral Proclamations

2014 Gubernatorial Proclamations

2014 Mayoral Proclamations

2013 Gubernatorial Proclamations

2013 Mayoral Proclamations