September 19, 2022 /
Christina Hester

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is September 24th this year! Established in 1994 by The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. NPLD is also a Fee-Free Day”—one of only five days a year when entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands. 

NEEF’s National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. This year, NEEF made the theme for NPLD is Giving Back Together. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s public lands acted as a safe haven for recreation, conversation, and the simple enjoyment of being outside the confines of our homes. In a time of disconnectedness and uncertainty, the outdoors brought people together and deepened our appreciation for the important role these spaces play in our lives. Now it’s time for us to return the favor.  

Help Casey Trees as we care for young trees at Fort Dupont on Saturday, September 24th as a part of this impactful nationwide day of service. Your help with weeding, mulching, and watering these vulnerable trees will give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy. 

You provide the volunteers; we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to care for trees. Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split up into groups and begin caring for trees throughout the park.