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National Public Lands Day

Volunteers around the globe join forces each year to clean up our lands, our beaches and our waterways. Volunteers are critical to the mission of DEP’s Florida Park Service and other managed areas, often working side-by-side with staff to engage with the community, conduct stewardship projects and help maintain natural areas. Cleanup events are not limited to September. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round.


National Public Lands Day - Saturday, Sept. 23

The National Environmental Education Foundation has coordinated National Public Lands Day for more than 25 years, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to participate in festivities, provide assistance with trail maintenance and native plantings, collect litter from coastal areas, and give back to their favorite natural places. In1994, National Public Lands Day became a celebration of all the historic, cultural and environmental treasures found on public lands. Florida's beaches, coastlines, waterways, springs, wetlands and forests provide a multitude of settings for celebrating your public lands on National Public Lands Day

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