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TVA volunteers cleaning up trash on trail

National Public Lands Day

Each September, TVA is proud to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Join us in volunteering to give back to the lands we love.

TVA manages 293,000 acres of public land—some of it in a natural state, some of it cultivated with campgrounds, swim beaches, fishing piers, playgrounds, hiking trails, picnic pavilions and other features. Nearly all of it is available to you year-round for your enjoyment. It is, in a very real sense, your land.

“National Public Lands Day is a great time for all of us to take a moment to appreciate these beautiful, unique and beneficial public lands and waterways across TVA’s seven-state service area,” says Rebecca Hayden, director of Natural Resources at TVA. “It’s also the perfect time to join us and people across the region in helping take care of the Valley’s public lands.”

Across the Tennessee Valley region, TVA partners with local organizations to host work or volunteer events on public lands and waterways. Volunteer for one, and enjoy the natural high that comes with caring for nature. Check out a recap of last year's efforts.

Beyond September

We don’t need our volunteers just one day a year—we need you all year round. Check out our Adopt a Spot or Adopt a TVA Trail opportunities for ways to get involved any time.

Volunteers in Action