National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest
single-day volunteer event for public lands

National Public Lands Day

Held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. This year’s NPLD will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021. NPLD is also a “Fee-Free Day”—entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands. 

This year’s theme, “More Ways to Connect to Nature,” highlights the many ways we can build healthy relationships to public lands, including volunteerism, nature walks, picnics, meditative experiences, sitting in a park, exercise, art, outdoor music/dance, fishing, etc.

Please visit NEEF’s NPLD page for more information, including how to:

Did you know?

NPLD began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. In 2019, 156,000 volunteers came out to 2,100 sites to volunteer 624,000 hours of their time on public lands, an estimated $15.9 million in value.