Get to know your National Public Lands this Saturday, September 22. It’s the 25th annual National Public Lands Day, celebrated on federal lands across America. It is the largest nationwide volunteer event on public lands, and it also provides you the opportunity to visit your public lands for free. This annual event is all about getting outdoors and appreciating the value of our public lands, and how important volunteerism is to enabling you to enjoy their recreational opportunities.
On Saturday, entrance fees will be waived at National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and non-concession-operated National Forest sites throughout Florida and the rest of the country.
At National Parks, you’ll be given a coupon for a future fee-free visit of your choice if you show up to volunteer on Saturday. At Florida State Parks, entrance fees will be waived for anyone coming in to participate in a volunteer event. DEP is also organizing coastal cleanups throughout the state. Learn more.
National Public Lands Day is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation, working with our federal agencies. The day’s events focus on education, conservation, and volunteerism.
If you get outdoors on our Federal lands on Saturday, share your images with the hashtag #NPLD on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!