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NPLD Skill Building Webinar Series
For over 25 years, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) has coordinated National Public Lands Day (NPLD) , the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public...
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Celebrate Shark Week in the Parks
Learn about shark conservation at national parks and discover STEM activities for kids just in time for Shark Week.
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How to Find Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
Make a difference in your community this summer by finding outdoor volunteer opportunities near you.
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How to Use Ecolabels for Sustainable Shopping
NEEF’s guide to using ecolabels when shopping for sustainable products in person or online.
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NEEF Conservation Grant Supports Biodiversity in the California Floristic Province
In April 2021, NEEF and Toyota Motor North America announced $220,000 in grant funding to support biodiversity conservation projects on public lands within the California Floristic Province...
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Seeking Sustainable Seafood: How to Make Smart Choices Using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Guide
Is your favorite type of seafood being overfished? Learn how to make sustainable seafood choices using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guides.
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Start a Community Garden to Grow Healthy Food and New Neighborhood Connections
Chicago’s Loomis Street Community Garden shows how community gardens increase access to healthy food and result in a more engaged community. Learn how to start a community garden of your own.
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Take a Hike with Your Kids on National Trails Day
Tips to help you get started hiking—and enjoying the health benefits of being outdoors—with your kids for National Trails Day. Find the right hiking trail for your child and pack the right gear.
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Fee Free Days Provide Free Admission to National Parks and More
Several federal land management agencies announced fee-free days for 2022, including National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 24. A "fee-free day" is when forests, parks, refuges, and rangelands...
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