2014 Photo Contest Entry

Faces & Places Photo Contest

Announcing the winners of our 14th annual photo contest, themed Faces & Places! We asked entrants to share their favorite places and the people they spend time with at these special spots.

We received some fanstastic entries from across the nation--32 states and more than 115 public lands were represented in this year's contest. Photos highlighted an array of activities and landscapes including volunteers planting milkweed to rehabilitate a butterfly habitat, a young boy and his grandfather enjoying wildflowers and friends going geocatching. Thanks to all who entered and showed us what they love about public lands!

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Customizable Square for NPLD 2015

2015 Online Media Toolkit

Now that you have registered for NPLD 2015, use our Online Media Toolkit to help spread the word about your event via your website, social media accounts, newsletters and more.

NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) has designed logos and promotional graphics to generate more interest in your public land and highlight your area as being part of the more than 2,000 sites celebrating NPLD 2015.

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Cover of the 2015 Site Manual

Manual for Site Managers

Are you thinking of hosting a volunteer event for National Public Lands Day? We have simple tips to guide your event--from start to finish. Download our 2015 Manual for Site Managers for helpful suggestions and resources on how to plan your event, solicit donations and monetary support and advertise for volunteers.

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Media attended the 2011 event at MLK Jr. National Historical Site

Media Kit for Site Managers

The Media Kit is designed to help site managers and volunteer coordinators capitalize on the local media potential of National Public Lands Day projects and use social networks to recruit more volunteers and generate more attention.


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Volunteers at Marine Corps Air Gound Combat Center, 29 Palms

Department of Defense Natural Resources Program

Through its Natural Resources Program, the Department of Defense (DoD) funds the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) for National Public Lands Day (NPLD) projects on military lands open to the public for recreation.

Read about the 25 awardees in 2014. Check back for details about the next cycle during the summer of 2015. Contact us if you'd like to receive DoD Legacy e-news updates.

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