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National Public Lands Day

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26 with this blast from the past (last featured in the 01-21-2011 Scout Report). The official website for the celebration includes several unique tools, including a NPLD Event Locator and educator toolkits. Sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day (NPLD) was started in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Today, over 150,000 volunteers take part every year at over 2,000 locations across the United States. The idea for such a day came from the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and on this site, visitors can learn about NPLD and how they can participate. Additionally, visitors can sign up for their newsletter, find a local NPLD site, and learn about past projects. Many of this year's events will be virtual, and those interested in volunteering at and/or hosting an event will find various resources to make it a success. The "NPLD 2020: Setting Up a Virtual Event" page provides a comprehensive guide on creating safe and effective virtual experiences. Plus, site nanagers will find a page with resources curated for coordinating events. The site is also available in Spanish (found at the bottom of the site by selecting "NEEF en Espanol").
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September 25th, 2020
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January 21st, 2011 at 12:18pm
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January 21st, 2011 at 6:07pm
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