Celebrate the public lands next Saturday (9/26) with National Public Lands Day!
Over the past 26 years, hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the US have donated their time to help restore and improve America’s public lands on National Public Lands Day (NPLD)—the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. And while NPLD may look a bit different this year due to COVID-19 guidelines, nature lovers will still have a chance to celebrate public lands in new and exciting ways.
With this in mind, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), Toyota, and Corazón Latino invite the public to join them at the NPLD Virtual Signature Event for a virtual, musical tour through select public lands sites across the country, as well as educational events and other online activities.
The NPLD 2020 Virtual Signature Event will feature a number of guest speakers, including Deoudes, Kevin Butt, senior director of Environmental Sustainability at Toyota, and Scott Foss, Senior Paleontologist with the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
In addition, this online event will showcase a “virtual road trip,” presented by Corazón Latino, with musical performances from local artists at some of America’s most scenic public lands sites, including Joshua Tree National Park, Carson National Forest, Waimea Canyon State Park, and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC.
After the show, sites featured in the Signature Event will host virtual environmental education and conservation events covering topics such as health and wellness, career opportunities in conservation, and diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. More information and access these events will be available on NEEF’s website.
The full list of musical performances for the National Public Lands Day Virtual Event and Concert is as follows:
- >> We the Folk and Lele Rose, Joshua Tree National Park, California
>> Banda 45, Carson National Forest, New Mexico
>> Tren de la Salsa, Mount Tom State Park, Connecticut
>> Cherry Blossoms String Quartet, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC
>> Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Arizona
>> Kawika Kahiapo, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hawaii
>> John Hoover, Eagle Landing Park, Washington