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National Public Lands Day

Sat, Sep 30, 2017
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm


Join us as we recognize over 100 years of public use recreation in Pisgah National Forest. General admission is free on this day.

NPLD at the Cradle of Forestry:

We are celebrating our national forests and conservation on this special day!  Participants have options for invasive species removal, gardening projects which highlight biodiversity, and other service projects between 10am and 3pm. Volunteers can be individuals, families or groups who are passionate about caring for their public lands. Please register by contacting Devin Gentry (devin@cfaia.org) or Courtney Long (courtney@cfaia.org).

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to enjoy the facility’s trails, exhibit hall, documentary, and Café.

Photo by TJS Creative, www.tjscreative.co

Photo by TJS Creative at the Pink Beds BioBlitz on NPLD 2016

What is National Public Lands Day?:

In 2017 NPLD honors it’s 24th year connecting citizens with their public lands. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) supports this annual event. NEEF’s focus is educating the public on how the environment impacts their lives. Hundreds of public use sites participate in NPLD each year.




Get your Family, group or organization involved:

Examples of  service projects your boy scouts troop, youth group, homeschool group, etc. may participate in include:

  • Invasive species removal at the Cradle of Forestry
  • Bird/bat house building and installation
  • Work in any one of our garden sites: seedling nursery, backyard wildlife habitat, meadow conversion

If you are a group leader with an interest in service, find out how your group can “lend a hand, care for the land” at the Cradle of Forestry on NPLD by calling (828) 877-3130.


General Event Information: Event times are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Admission is FREE on this special day.


Sat, Sep 30, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States