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People enjoying the Tennessee River
Take 'em to the River (or Lake or Ocean)
For many, June marks the kick-off of a more relaxed pace, as the school year ends, vacations begin, and people head outdoors to enjoy the warm summer weather. Why not plunge into summer by...
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NEEF and the Department of Defense Legacy Program
National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards: Frequently Asked Questions
What are the National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards? The Department of Defense (DoD) Natural Resources Program provides funds to the National Environmental Education Foundation for...
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Pelican splashing in the water
Take Students on the Watershed Sleuth Challenge
Do your students know what a watershed is, why it’s important, and what they can do to help protect it? If not, tie into American Wetlands Month with a gamified research project on watersheds (a land...
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Bullfrog in the water
How are You Connected to a Coastal Wetland?
Think you’re not connected to coastal wetlands? Think again! Whether or not you’re one of the 123.3 million people (39% of the US population) living in US coastal counties, you benefit from and...
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Volunteers at Plumb Beach
Love Your Local Park? Set Up an NPLD Event to Take Care of It!
Whether you’re a park employee who loves preserving public lands or simply someone who has fond memories of camping in a local park with your friends and family, why not give back to the spaces that...
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Child using an inhaler outdoors
Grab Your Free Asthma Training & Tools
Your child's favorite stuffed animal may be their worst enemy. Sleeping with Buttercup the teddy bear may be provoking nighttime asthma attacks. However, identifying Buttercup as the culprit isn’t...
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NEEF
2016 NPLD Department of Defense Legacy Award Grantees
NEEF's National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The NPLD DoD Legacy Award offered funding of up to $6,500 for volunteer-based work...
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NEEF
2016 Every Day Event Grantees
Our nation’s public lands are places where we picnic, play ball, fish, fly kites, pull weeds, and plant seeds. Our public lands should be safe places of natural beauty where everyone can go to lend a...
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NEEF
2016 Hands on the Land Grantees
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in partnership with Partners in Resource Education awarded a total of $75,000 to HOL sites to support their efforts to deliver high-quality...
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