This Saturday, September 22, 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day!
Observed annually since 1994, NPLD is the largest single-day volunteer event in the United States, with nearly 170,000 volunteers donating time and service at more than 20,000 sites in 2017. Encouraging recreation on our public lands is another aim: entry fees are waived at hundreds of sites across the country.
- The National Park Service offers free entry to all National Parks, Monuments, and Historic sites, as one of the four annual NPS Fee-Free Days. Or, you can volunteer on one of their work projects and get a free one-day pass to be used at any NPS site in the future!
- The Bureau of Land Management has almost 300 volunteer projects across 130 sites, mainly in the western US, that can easily be found on this map.
- US Fish & Wildlife sites are also free on September 22, for ‘National Hunting and Fishing Day,’ and a number of NPLD events are shown on their calendar.