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. Governors or mayors would recognize September 29, 2012 as National Public Lands Day and state their support for the goals of NPLD including, volunteerism, education, recreation and the protection of public lands.
For the fourth year in a row, President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the nationwide recognition of National Public Lands Day. Read the 2012 Presidential Proclamation.
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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. Learn more about the over 200 Friends Groups that participated in National Public Lands Day 2012 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.