Be sure to give back to your public lands and waters this coming Saturday, September 22 – the 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD)!  Coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation and nationally sponsored by Toyota Motor North America, NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands and waters.

On Saturday, nearly 200,000 volunteers will plant trees, build and refurbish trails, remove trash and invasive plants, repair bridges, restore historic structures and more!  Join them by clicking here to find an event near you.  NPLD is also a fee-free day – entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands so all Americans can #EscapeTheIndoors and enjoy healthy, active outdoor fun on their public lands and waters.

And volunteering on NPLD can help you take your first steps towards earning your America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass!  Volunteers with 250 service hours for federal agencies participating in the Interagency Pass Program receive a free, year-long pass to lands and waters managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service.  Click here to find out more about the different kinds of passes offered.