Friends Groups and Local Nonprofit Partners
National Public Lands Day wouldn’t be as successful without the partnership of numerous nonprofit Friends Groups that participate each year. Friends Groups organize a significant percentage of National Public Lands Day volunteer work events.
Many groups participate in NPLD and help make the day a success. Read a list of the nature centers, clubs, gardens and organizations that host or support NPLD events.
The mission of the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is to partner with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, business and community leaders and Georgians across the state to promote, preserve and support Georgia’s state parks and historic sites.
Initially formed as the Appalachian Trail Conference in 1925 the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is a non-profit organization that serves to “preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.” Through a historic legacy of volunteer support the Appalachian Trail (AT) was not only brought from concept to reality in 1931, but has continued to thrive and flourish for 78 years.
The Branch Brook Park Alliance (BBPA) has worked with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs since 1999 to restore and revitalize the historic Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ.