National Public Lands Day

Five Boy Scouts use Pulaskis to remove a carpet of iceplant on a coastal bluff top. The Pacific Ocean stretches to the left from a long beach in the background.
Iceplant removal from the Point Reyes Headlands.

Point Reyes National Seashore annually hosts a variety of a volunteer projects in recognition of National Public Lands Day, which is usually observed on the fourth Saturday of September. National Public Lands Day 2024 will occur on September 28. Visit our National Public Lands Day 2024 page to find out what events Point Reyes National Seashore will be offering this year.

National Public Lands Day is an annual event traditionally held on the fourth Saturday of September. It is designed to encourage people to get outside and visit places such as Point Reyes National Seashore. National Public Lands Day is also a national volunteer effort to encourage folks to give back to the very lands we use to hike, bike, swim, explore, picnic, or just relax. It is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands!

National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands. In 2022, over 57,000 volunteers worked at 692 events, contributing hundreds of thousands of hours of service.

Past volunteer projects have included Adopt-a-Trail, Giacomini Wetland Restoration Workday, Habitat Restoration Workday, and beach and trail cleanups. All events are co-hosted by Point Reyes National Seashore Association. Additionally, we have offered the opportunity to experience tule elk during the rut (mating reason) with our volunteer Tule Elk Docents. To find out what events were held at Point Reyes National Seashore in previous years, click on the appropriate year:

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Last updated: November 16, 2023

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


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