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National Public Lands Day

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About National Public Lands Day

Date When Celebrated: Public Land Day is always observed on the fourth Saturday in September

Today is National Public Lands Day. On this day, government organizations and agencies, and environmental groups, team up with hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the country in support of public lands and parks. Improvement projects are performed to restore and renew the land and waters, as well as make to make these natural resources more resilient to future natural and man-made disasters. Centered around the restoration and improvement of our public lands and parks, National Public Lands Day is the largest single volunteer day in support of these national treasures.

National Public Lands Day is organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). The U.S. Congress chartered NEEF in 1990. Several other government agencies also cooperate in this effort, among them: Departments of Interior, Army, Defense, and Agriculture, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.

While the focus is on national parks and lands, state and local government groups often organize projects on this day in support of areas under their jurisdiction.

Note: No private lands are included in this endeavor.

It’s easy to participate in this day. Volunteer your time and talents.

How to Celebrate National Public Land Day

  • Participate in projects to preserve and protect our parks, wildlife areas, and public land.
  • Spend the day at a park.
  • Hike a mountain.
  • Take a walk on a nature trail.

Today's Quote

“Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children:” – –  Sam Levenson

History and Origin of National Public Land Day

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) first organized projects on this day in 1994. It has continued to do so every year.

Oddly, we found no act of congress or presidential proclamation making today a true “National” day. Whether officially proclaimed or not. National Public Lands Day deserves the “National” tag.

Definition of “National” Days

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