I will add an observation. In posting results on various sites of our big NPLD projects the last two years, I have noticed that not many OHV groups actually participate in NPLD. We all know our groups are actively volunteering at other times, but NPLD provides a special opportunity. It has an accompanying national media campaign, and numerous resources for site managers such as pre-built ads and PSAs and instruction manuals on how to execute a successful project. Also, every registered site receives Public Land Passes for attending volunteers which are good for admission at any national park or public land fee area in the country. "Free" is one of the seven magic marketing words, and it attracts a lot of volunteers. Throw in sponsored free t-shirts, and it's easy to get a lot of volunteers.
It's easy to get media attention.
You get freebies for your volunteers.
It's a great day to "show-up" the greenies by out-volunteering them on our public lands.
It's a no brainer that every OHV group should be involved with NPLD, and I challenge UFWDA to encourage more associations/clubs/individuals to be involved next year. NPLD is always the last Saturday of September. Looking forward to September 27, 2008. Just take your nearest volunteer project date, and move it to NPLD (weather permitting). Our projects totaled around 2500 volunteer hours for NPLD. If we (4x4 community) could provide 50,000 volunteer hours on a single day across the country then that's an article I can get into the national mags.