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Get Involved with National Public Lands Day!

Posted: 8/24/2017 11:33:00 AM

Get together with a group of friends or bring your family along to help restore our public lands! Since 1999, Toyota has served as a national sponsor of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

In partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), NPLD connects people to public lands in their community. Toyota locations across the country will continue the tradition by celebrating NPLD on September 30 (Plano will observe on October 7). Participation is open to all Toyota TMNA and TFS team members.

“National Public Lands Day, a part of our many engagements with NEEF, is always a special event,” said Ana Meade, Social Innovation Senior Manager of Community Connections. “It’s a great time for Toyota team members and their families to support our environmental efforts and make a difference in the communities we serve.”

In 2016, Toyota hosted events at nearly 20 public lands sites throughout the country with more than 4,400 volunteers, and we’re excited to make a big impact again this year. Take advantage of these opportunities to get involved with your friends, family and co-workers. And if you are not able to join us on these dates, we hope the spirit of this event inspires you to get involved and support the public lands in your community.

Make sure to sign up for an event in your area by logging onto the Toyota4Good portal in My Toolbox.

For more information contact Karen Matsuyama at (310) 468-5121 or karen.matsuyama@toyota.com or Karen Polan at (469) 292-1324 or karen.polan@toyota.com.

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) team members teamed up with the Salato Wildlife Center, the only wildlife education center operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, for NPLD 2016. (Photo Courtesy of TMMK’s Twitter, @VisitToyotaKY)

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) volunteers got a jump on NPLD 2016, mulching trails at the Hopkins Family Park.

Toyota Technical Center Gardena partnered with the Los Angeles Audubon Society and students from the 186th Street Elementary School and Dorsey High School to host NPLD 2016 at the Venice Tern Colony in California.

On October 1, 2016, TMNA and TFS team members, family members and volunteers gathered in Plano to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Toyota partnering with NEEF/National Environmental Education Foundation, and together completed a magnificent landscape transformation at the Oak Point Park & Nature Reserve.