National Public Lands Day at Troy Gardens

National Public Lands Day

Gather on our 26-acre site to tour maple woodland, tallgrass prairie, edible woodlands, kids garden and organic farm. Morning work party projects include invasive species removal, trail maintenance and tree care (9am - 12pm).  Join Master Naturalist Christine Lilek for a talk about and walkabout featuring food forests (2pm - 4pm)!

Shelly Strom,

(608) 240-0409

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. In 2013, the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day occurred on Saturday, September 28. NPLD 2014 will take place on Saturday, September 27.  

On #NPLD20 more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated at 2,237 public land sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Read the highlights from our National Public Lands Day 2013 celebrations for more details. Also, make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for our newsletter to stay posted!

NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds.

In 2013, about 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.


Start Time: 
September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm