National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 24, 2016!
This annual event has been celebrated across the country for over two decades, and today it’s the largest single-day volunteer event for public lands in the country.
Join friends and neighbors in educational, recreational, and volunteer events on public lands large and small, from national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites, state parks, and local and regional parks and gardens.
Public lands make up 30% of the land in the country, so no matter where you live, there’s a good chance that there’s a great place nearby to get outside and take part.
Whether it’s taking a geology hike, helping in an ecological restoration project, or enjoying a group kayaking trip, there are events planned for people of all ages and interests.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is also a fee-free day on many federally managed public lands, so if there’s a park you’ve been eyeing, NPLD is a great time to visit a new spot, or to revisit an old favorite. Get outside and celebrate the public lands we all enjoy!
Find out what’s happening where you live. Visit the National Public Lands Day map to search for events by state or zip code. Most events take place rain or shine, so check the local forecast and prepare for all kinds of weather.
Follow the latest NPLD updates across the country by checking #NPLD on Twitter and Facebook.
Republished with permission from NEEF: https://www.neefusa.org/nature/land/celebrate-national-public-lands-day
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