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Students and educators around the country are taking part in National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) 2014 throughout April with learning focused on how the STEM fields, specifically engineering, can be used to solve some of today’s biggest environmental problems, leading to sustainable solutions for a healthier planet and healthier people.
On September 28, 2013, our nation celebrated the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day in various ways--hikes, free entrance days, trail maintenance parties, campouts, shoreline cleanups and more. More than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated our public lands at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, led events and promoted NPLD to their audiences. We enjoyed celebrating our birthday with each of you!
The recipients for the 2013 Every Day Capacity Building Grants have been announced! The Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide funding to strengthen the organizational effectiveness of community-based nonprofits who serve public land sites in the United States.
On this 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, we wanted to highlight some of the lands that are home to some pretty unique features. With America’s public lands covering more than 600 million acres, we know there are lots of interesting sites to see and stories to tell.
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Volunteer with Friends Groups
Friends Groups are local nonprofit organizations that support public lands. Many Friends Groups lead volunteer events to restore parks, green spaces and community gardens. Learn more about the over 200 Friends Groups that participated in National Public Lands Day 2012 and how you can get involved.
NPLD Supports Let’s Move Outside
Participating in NPLD is a great way to get the recommended 60 minutes of daily activity, while you lend a hand for public lands. Learn more about Let’s Move Outside and how NPLD is involved in the national movement.