Grants, Awards and Contests

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.

Read about this year's 25 awardees. Check back for details about funding for next year in 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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First place winner, 2013 photo contest.

Photo Contest

Announcing the winners of our 13th Annual Photo contest, themed: Faces & Places! The 2013 contest celebrated the faces and places we see on our public lands. Entrants shared their favorite places and the people they spent time with at these special spots. Interested in the 2014 Photo Contest? Details will be announced soon.

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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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