MOBILIZES URBAN COMMUNITIES TO IMPROVE LOCAL PARKS
From trash removal to planting trees, NPLD volunteers at more than 2,000 sites will join the national effort hosted by local organizations, government agencies, companies, and parks and public land managers. Volunteers will discover uses of local parks for family-friendly activity and enjoyment while demonstrating environmental stewardship. NPLD is also supporting first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside! campaign emphasis on involving children and families in outdoor recreation as a way to help reduce and prevent childhood obesity.
National Public Lands Day has thousands of opportunities to get involved and urges everyone to roll up their sleeves on September 24. Join the effort at your local park and encourage your neighbors to participate. To locate a volunteer project in your area and for more information about National Public Lands Day .