When is Healthy Lands Week?
September 23, 2021 through October 1, 2023
Healthy Lands Week is a statewide initiative to strengthen volunteer activities and raise awareness of stewardship of public lands. Through clean-up and beautification events, invasive species removal and maintenance projects, volunteer recognition, and other initiatives, it is an annual “rallying cry” for public stewardship of public lands, parks and open spaces in Pennsylvania. Participate in an event to learn more about recreational, historic, or cultural opportunities in the Commonwealth. This year’s impactful event runs from National Public Lands Day on September 23 through A Walk in Penn’s Woods Day on October 1.
Who can participate in Healthy Lands Week?
Pennsylvanians of all ages!
What kinds of activities can we do to help during Healthy Lands Week?
Plant a tree, paint a park bench, clear trail debris, remove invasive plants, clean up litter or other volunteer activities that improve our natural, shared public spaces. Take part in a learning session or webinar to find helpful resources for getting outside and getting involved.
Where do Healthy Lands Week events take place?
Your favorite public land – trails, parks, waterways, forests, or conservancy properties.
How can I get involved with Healthy Lands Week?
Visit our submit event page to find an event near you!