2022 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards Grantees

In commemoration of this year's National Public Lands Day, the Department of Defense, through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience, and the Legacy Resource Management Program, offered $160,000 in funding for NPLD projects on military lands that are open for recreation. 

The 2022 NPLD DoD Awards will provide up to $20,000 to selected installations to implement pollinator protection projects; climate adaptation/resilience habitat restoration projects; or natural and cultural resources management, restoration, or enhancement projects on or around this year's National Public Lands Day on September 24, 2022. 

Grants were awarded to the following recipients:

  • Camp Ripley, Minnesota Army National Guard, Camp Ripley Main Entrance Pollinator Gardens
  • Hurlburt Field AFB, FL , Hurlburt Field Grace Brown Nature Trail Restoration 2022
  • Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii, Mālama Bellows Air Force Station (BAFS) Burial Vault and Out-plant Native Hawaiian Plants
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, Wright Memorial Tree Planting Event
  • Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Michigan 
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Environmental Division, Fish & Wildlife, OR, Riparian Corridor Restoration at Chambers Lake, Joint Base Lewis-McChord 
  • Naval Air Station Kingsville, TX , Naval Air Station Kingsville Native Pollinator Garden Installation at Visitor's Center
  • White Sands Missile Range - Garrison Environmental, NM, White Sands Missile Range Pollinator Garden and Backyard Habitat Manual
  • Naval Station Great Lakes, IL, Naval Station Great Lakes Pollinator Garden and Tree Planting
  • Mississippi National Guard, World War I Training Trench Loop Trail
  • Naval Submarine Base New London, CT, Admiral Fife Naval Recreation Area Natural Resource Enhancement and Pollinator Protection
  • Beale Air Force Base, CA, Beale Air Force Base Pollinator Trail
  • Army Natural Resources Program, Hawaii, Native Plant Shade House and Kahanahāiki Vegetation Restoration 
  • Joint Base San Antonio Natural Resources Office, TX, Camp Bullis Sentinel Landscape Demonstration Garden