National Public Lands Day 2022

National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with just 700 volunteers. Today, 29 years later, the movement has grown to include numerous Federal Land Agencies and more than 500 in-person and virtual events focusing on service in our shared public lands.

Stewarded by The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), this year’s National Public Lands Day (September 24th) will see tens of thousands of volunteers gather across the nation to raise awareness and dedicate the day to giving back through various service projects. Over the past decade, more than one million volunteers have contributed approximately five million service hours, translating to $133 Million in labor support. You can discover a National Public Lands Day event in your area by visiting this NEEF page.

The service opportunities are nationwide, and in Utah, the BLM and other agencies are hosting numerous events, including events in the Zion region. At Zion, rangers will host a range of interpretive tables and offerings highlighting responsible recreation and leave-no-trace principles. Beyond the day of service, National Public Lands Day is also a fee-free day at most National Parks and Monuments. At Zion Forever Project, every day is Public Lands Day, and with your support, we are helping improve the future of the park experience. To learn more about volunteering in Zion, visit the park’s volunteer page.