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NEEF Grantees

2019 Grantees

2019 Department of Defense Legacy Award Recipients

The 2019 “National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Legacy” award from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with funding support from the Department of Defense (DoD), sought projects to strengthen environmental and cultural resource enhancement activities at participating military installations. NEEF partnered with the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program for 2019 to offer funding of up to $9,500 each for NPLD related service projects at 13 military installation sites. By advancing environmental stewardship while focusing on cultural restoration projects that involve DoD members, their families, retirees, and veterans, the military takes an active, hands-on role in caring for their environment. Through this partnership, NPLD provides an opportunity for military personnel to lead stewardship efforts on installations.

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2019 Biodiversity Conservation Grantees

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is proud to announce the National Capital Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) as a recipient of the 2019 Biodiversity Conservation Grant.  With major support from Toyota Motor North America, the Biodiversity Conservation Grant provides $200,000 in grant funding to support PRISM’s biodiversity conservation projects on America’s public lands. PRISM will utilize this funding for a two-year project to manage invasive species across the National Capital Region, restoring biodiversity and protecting critical habitats in parts of Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Health and the Natural Environment Grantees

The 2019 “Health and the Natural Environment” grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with funding support from US Forest Service (USFS), sought projects that combined outdoor learning, physical activity, and volunteering to teach diverse communities about the nature-health connection while conducting conservation activities, such as planting bird-friendly gardens and removing invasive plant species. The grantees will receive up to $4,000 each to hold activities on local Forest Service lands, federal public lands, local and municipal public lands, or on public lands within urban communities that seek to connect to urban forests and nature-based spaces.

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Grantee Highlights
Mississippi River Park Connection volunteers

How One Minnesota Nonprofit Brought People Together to Restore a Mississippi River Habitat

With funding from the Every Day Event Grant, the Mississippi Park Connection addressed a lack of local biodiversity.
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Monka Krach shows students from June Jordan High School how to use a quadrat

San Francisco Bay Students Get Hands-On Ecology Lesson at Duxbury Reef

Duxbury Reef is a recipient of the Hands on the Land Mini-Grant, sponsored by the collaborative efforts of Partners in Resource Education.
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Landscape photo of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley in Washington State

A Seattle-based nonprofit has conserved public lands for three decades

NEEF supported Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust with a Pollinator/Community Garden Grant for a project in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
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Crowd at a pier at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

Improving Accessibility at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes conducted accessibility assessments to identify barriers for people with physical disabilities & recommend improvements
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Volunteers with the Mountain Studies Institute at a stewardship event

After wildfires decimated their town, this local nonprofit group helped a Colorado community heal through environmental stewards

NEEF & Toyota awarded Mountain Studies Institute with a Restoration & Resilience grant for environmental education & stewardship.
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