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 recognized Saurday, September 27, 2014 as the 21st Anniversary of National Public Lands Day and Saturday, September 28, 2013 as National Public Lands Day. These states illustrated their supported for the goals of NPLD including, volunteerism, education, recreation and the protection of public lands.


2014 Presidential Proclamation

2014 marks the sixth 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 2014 Presidential Proclamation.


2014 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 2014 letters


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

2014 Gubernatorial Proclamations

2014 Mayoral Proclamations

2013 Gubernatorial Proclamations

2013 Mayoral Proclamations

2012 Gubernatorial Proclamations

2012 Mayoral Proclamations