Natural Resources

National Environmental Education Foundation

National Public Lands Day (NPLD)

National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest, single day volunteer effort for public lands, will take place Saturday, September 25, 2021.

DoD and National Public Lands Day & Park Rx Day Fact Sheet
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NPLD is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in Washington, DC.

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NEEF provides applications, outreach and media materials, an Event Manager’s Site Manual, guidance, advice, and more to event managers.

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Since 1999, the DoD Legacy Resource Management Program has funded more than 500 NPLD projects on DoD installations across the country.

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The DoD Legacy Program received a 1999 Hammer Award from then Vice President Gore for its participation in, and support of, NPLD.

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Thousands of volunteers, both civilian and military, have participated in NPLD projects on military lands. DoD installations can request for up to $9,500 per project for materials, equipment, and supplies to implement NPLD efforts.

NPLD DoD Awards

2019: There were 10 projects. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2018: There were 26 projects. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2017: There were 26 projects. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2016: There were 26 projects, 22 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2015: There were 30 projects, 26 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2014: There were 25 projects, 19 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2013: There were 30 projects, 22 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2012: There were 36 projects, 27 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2011: There were 42 projects, 28 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet
2010: There were 48 projects, 17 of which focused on pollinators. Final Report and Fact Sheet