National Public Lands Day 2016

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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Acadia National Park
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park photo credit: NPS

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) will be on Saturday, Sept. 24 in 2016. NPLD is the largest U.S. single-day volunteer event for public lands.

National Public Lands Day is also a “fee-free day” with entrance fees waived at national parks, state parks, and other public lands.

On National Public Lands Day 2016, hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers will spend the day outdoors helping to restore public lands. NPLD events are held in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and in many US territories.

NPLD restoration efforts are undertaken at national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and reservoirs, as well as state, county, and city parks.

The 23rd annual National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.Support is also received from federal, state, local, and national organizations.

Participating federal agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the USDA Forest Service.

National Public Lands Day usually falls on the fourth Saturday in September. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) coordinates National Public Lands Day.

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source: National Environmental Education Foundation