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Washington, D.C. – For July 4th, millions of Americans are expected to celebrate the holiday at picnics, fairs, recreational activities and more on public lands throughout the nation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Being active outdoors is one step to reducing childhood obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions, and volunteers around the country will be taking that step and learning about the outdoors in their communities on National Public Lands Day (NPLD), September 24th.
Since 1994, thousands of Americans of all ages set aside one day – the last Saturday in September – to “lend a hand to public lands” that millions of people use to hike, bike, climb, swim, explore, picnic or simply relax. One-third of America's land is owned by the public, and NPLD, a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), is a reminder of everyone’s duty to help maintain those lands.
Washington, DC – Washington-area volunteers will be out in force on Saturday, September 24, taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States. The nation’s capital will host NPLD events at more than 30 locations in the District, Maryland and Virginia, more than any other metro area in the country.
As part of this annual celebration of public lands, NPLD is supporting the first lady's Let’s Move Outside initiative as it engages families and youth to get outside and be active through hands-on fun activities.
Chicago – On Saturday, September 24, more than 170,000 volunteers, including volunteers at more than a dozen Chicago-area sites, are expected to visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They’ll be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States.
The Chicago Wilderness Corporate, Skinner Park Advisory Council and Lincoln Park Conservancy are among the organizations coordinating NPLD events
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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.