Tubing on the Snake River

Every Day Event Grantees Announced

Twenty-six grantees receive up to $2,000 for educational, recreational and/or volunteer-based stewardship projects.

Manatees. Photo: USFWS

Endangered Species & Public Lands

Celebrate Endangered Species Day and view our list of 20 endangered or threatened species found on public lands.

NPLD volunteers learning about their watershed.

World Water Monitoring Challenge

World Water Monitoring Challenge provides 100 free kits for NPLD sites.

Volunteers planting native vegetation

Registration Opens for #NPLD20

Be part of the 20th Anniversary of NPLD. Register your site today!

News & Highlights

Top 20 NPLD Projects

Volunteer with plants.

Any project that benefits a public land can be registered as an NPLD project. The majority of projects are focused on habitat restoration, such as tree plantings, trash or invasive plant removal, bird or bat house construction, trail maintenance, fence removal and gardening. Historic sites typically host beautification projects including trash pick-ups, painting, sculpture renovation and other needed projects.

Some public lands host events that highlight unique features on that public land. Often these events are focused on a recreational or educational activity. Examples include hikes, talks on public land issues, fishing derbys, festivals, classes on water quality testing and geocaching programs.

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Every Day Events Calendar

Adults volunteering at a BLM site in Colo.

Register your education, volunteer or recreation events on our Every Day Events calendar and attract new visitors and partners.

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  • NPLD in Your State Park

    National Public Lands Day is proud to have the support of state parks throughout the nation. From coast-to-coast, state parks are gearing up to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Washington State has declared September 28, 2013 as a fee-free day, while the Montana and Tennessee State Park Systems are continuing multi-year efforts to encourage their park units to participate in NPLD.

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  • Promotional Mailing Schedule

    Promotional posters and rack cards will be mailed to site managers who register events for National Public Lands Day. View the full schedule of mailings and when you should expect to receive your promotional materials.

    All site managers who register a National Public Lands Day event by Friday, August 30, 2013 will receive free promotional posters and rack cards.

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