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Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safeguards our air, water and land to promote human health. In support of that goal, EPA's Office of Environmental Education aims to develop an environmentally conscious and responsible public. NEEF complements this work by providing grants, resources and volunteer opportunities for environmental education. The EPA also supports NEEF's National Public Lands Day (NPLD) efforts each year by encouraging EPA staff to participate in NPLD events. In 2010, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson gave the keynote address at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, a signature NPLD site. In addition, EPA's Indoor Environments Division supports NEEF's Pediatric Asthma Initiative, a long-term project which aims to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric medical and nursing education and practice. For more information on NEEF's special relationship with EPA established through the National Environmental Education Act see Our Story.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day. The Corps contributes financial support in addition to hosting over 260 NPLD sites—more than any other partner.

The Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program is one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day. Recipients of the DoD Legacy Awards host events for NPLD on Air National Guard, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy facilities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support NEEF's asthma work, which aims to integrate the environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care.

NEEF is honored each year to year receive donations from federal government employees through workplace giving in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). NEEF participates in the CFC as a member of EarthShare, an umbrella organization for the most respected and responsible environmental and conservation organizations in America. Our CFC number is 11792.

NEEF partners directly with the Department of the Interior to coordinate National Public Lands Day efforts with its four participating agencies: Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation. Department of the Interior Federal Credit Union also supports NPLD.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day. USFWS contributes financial support in addition to hosting NPLD events at over 50 sites around the nation. NEEF also partners with USFWS to engage youth in environmental education through Hands on the Land—a national network of field classrooms.

The United States Forest Service (USFS) has embraced NEEF's work in several key programs. USFS granted funds to implement NEEF's Rx for Outdoor Activity at Children's Forests around the nation. The agency's National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council supported NEEF's effort to connect Hispanic communities in Houston and Los Angeles to urban forests for recreation, education and environmental stewardship purposes. Lastly, as one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day, USFS contributes financial support in addition to hosting NPLD events at over 150 sites across the country.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day. BLM contributes financial support in addition to hosting events at over 150 NPLD sites around the US.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a valuable content partner, especially around NEEF's extreme weather messaging.

The National Park Service (NPS) partners with NEEF and others to engage Native American teachers and students in citizen science with a focus on environmental monitoring and promote STEM learning through our Hands on the Land network. In addition, NPS is one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day. The Park Service contributes financial support in addition to hosting 180 NPLD sites across the country.

The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is one of seven federal agencies collaborating with NEEF on National Public Lands Day. BOR contributes financial support in addition to hosting a handful of NPLD sites.

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