• REI Co-op is hosting 75 stewardship events across the country to steward and raise awareness for public lands. The events are free and open to REI members and the public.“Public lands are where Americans go to hike, camp, paddle, climb and more,” said Kristen Ragain, REI philanthropy and community partnership manager, in a statement. “National Public Lands Day is a time to celebrate and give back to the local trails, parks and waterways where we live, work and play.” Events begin Saturday and continue through the end of the month.
  • Join hundreds of thousands of people at sites throughout the country and take part in a National Environmental Education Foundation event, sponsored by Toyota. NEEF uses the day to connect people to public lands and their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. To learn more, register an event, or find an event near you, visit NEEFusa.org/NPLD.
  • If you can't make it to an event, the National Parks Conservation Foundation has a few other suggestions, such as speaking out for public lands and being a park advocate every day.
  • And if you want to know more about our public lands, BACKPACKER Magazine's interactive map shows its sheer vastness. Public lands make up one million square miles in the U.S. Other interesting numbers? Golden Gate National Recreation Area was the busiest National Park Service site in 2016 with 15,638,777 visits. Get more facts and figures here.

In other news

  • Flowfold announced partnerships with two new sales agencies. Wasatch Reps will represent the Rocky Mountain territory and Everyday Adventure Reps (Bryan Duncan) will represent the Southwest territory.