National Public Lands Day 2017—less than four weeks away

NEEF’s 24th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is just a few weeks away. Where will you be on September 30, 2017 when hundreds of thousands of people join in the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands? Take a moment to check out NPLD events in your area and register your event today.

Whether you are interested in learning about nature, spending time with your family, getting exercise that is good for your health, connecting with your neighbors and others in your community, or giving back to the lands that offer all these opportunities and more, there is a National Public Lands Day event for you.

National Public Lands Day is supported by seven federal partners: Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, National Park Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and US Forest Service. Each year, several federal partners award grants to support select NPLD sites.

In addition to federal partners, NEEF also works with more than 250 state, county, city, university, and school partners, as well as many parks and recreation departments.

To encourage people to join in and visit their public lands, NEEF’s National Public Lands Day is a fee-free day for all federal public lands and many state parks. Whether you volunteer on NPLD, enjoy some boating, hiking, fishing, or camping, or simply learn more about your public lands and the plants and wildlife that live there, NPLD is an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the lands that give us so much.

 

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