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Adventure Freebies: National Public Lands Day

NPLD 2014

There’s an awesome day called National Public Lands Day (NPLD) and it happens to be this Saturday, September 27, 2014!   What is NPLD?   It began in 1994 as a way to encourage people to volunteer at national parks and public lands.  Last year an estimated 175,000 volunteers worked across the nation and it’s territories to help clean up and spruce up our national parks.   That’s amazing right?

I knew that on certain national holidays our National Parks offer free admission.  However, NPLD is another freebie day that I hadn’t heard of before. If you are lucky enough to live near a National Park or your travel plans included visiting a National Park then hooray for you! Admission will be free this Saturday.   Many of the parks will also have ways for you to volunteer in support of NPLD.

After I researched more about this day, I’m totally in!   There are several NPLD activities right here near the Tampa Bay and Central Florida area that you can support.  Many are also very kid friendly providing activities for the little ones.   Some provide lunch and beverages as well.    Take a look and see if you can find some time to help spruce up our parks and sign up.  Be sure to let them know that Outdoorsy Diva sent you!   Also be sure to share this post on your socials and tell all of your friends.

Tampa Bay and Central Florida:

If you don’t live in the Tampa Bay Area, use the NPLD Site Finder to locate an event near you!

Our parks are beautiful treasures and nothing breaks my heart more than to be at a spring or enjoying one of our rivers and see trash!  Let’s show mother nature some TLC this weekend. Even if you can’t attend one of the scheduled events, go to your local county park or regional park and just start helping out!


“It’s only the great outdoors….what are you afraid of?”

Lauren Gay, Outdoorsy DivaNPLD Banner


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  • Reply
    September 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Aw we’ll be at Disney or I’d be game to go adventurin’!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Enjoy Disney Katrina! I just learned about this day this week and my son has football, but we are going to try to squeez it in. Now that I know I’ll be better prepared to try and get a group together next year.

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