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National Public Lands Day

  • Valley Forge National Historical Park (map)

Lend a helping hand for America in the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the nation's 600 million acres of public lands. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

Valley Forge National Historical Park needs volunteers to help complete 15+ projects throughout the park. Volunteers will be doing trail work, painting canons, removing invasive species, working on historic structures, and more.

To sign up an individual or a group for a volunteer project on NPLD, email Cristina Ramirez at e-mail us.

When you commit to a NPLD volunteer project, you will also be able to enjoy:

  • A free expo attended by organizations such as REI, John James Audubon Center, Appalachian Mountain Club, Trout Unlimited, Valley Forge Park Alliance, and more

  • A free light breakfast

  • A fee-free coupon (1 per person) to all federal public lands for an entire year

  • An opportunity to engage with like-minded and other service-oriented volunteers

All projects require closed toed shoes. Long pants are recommended, but we will let you know if they are required for your project. Please come prepared and be sure to bring the following items with you the day of the event:

  • Completed Volunteer Service Agreement Form (anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their form)

  • A filled reusable water bottle

  • Snacks

  • Sun and weather protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

Personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and gloves will be provided by the park. The event is rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the event of dangerous weather. Meet at the Upper Visitor Center Parking Lot. 

Earlier Event: September 23
Meet Margeaux The Bobcat
Later Event: September 24
Ride For The River