Grants, Awards and Contests

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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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.

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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 Public Lands Every Day 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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