Grants and Awards

Volunteers at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC

Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes NPLD volunteers who showcased extraordinary dedication to service on NPLD and throughout 2013. Awardees went above and beyond and inspired their communities to enhance our public lands too.

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Volunteers at Marine Corps Air Gound Combat Center, 29 Palms

Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program provides funds to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) for National Public Lands Day (NPLD) projects on military lands open to the public for recreation.


Information about 2014 funding opportunities will be announced in this summer.

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Volunteer of the Year Eligibility and Nomination Details

The Volunteer of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding National Public Lands Day volunteers who went above and beyond to make this year's event a success. Nominate a colleague, friend or even yourself to receive an award and be recognized through the National Environmental Education Foundation’s website, social media and newsletters.  

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Rock Creek Conservancy

Every Day Capacity Building Grants

The Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help the Friends Groups build their capacity to serve public lands.

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Department of Defense volunteers at Umatilla Chemical Depot

Department of Defense Legacy Awards Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program Awards.

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