Woodsy Owl and volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

NPLD Highlighted Sites: Sponsorship Opportunity

2019 NPLD Highlighted Sites: Sponsorship Opportunity

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is currently seeking public land sites to serve as 2019 National Public Lands Day Highlighted Sites. Each NPLD Highlighted Site will receive a sponsorship package worth an estimated $1,500!

Highlighted sites should exemplify National Public Lands Day’s core themes of volunteerism, community engagement, and environmental conservation—and communicate the importance of giving back to public lands to a broad national audience.

Each 2019 NPLD Highlighted Site will receive the following:

  • $500 Stipend for any supplies, tools or transportation services that are needed for the event.
  • 1 NPLD event tablecloth
  • 1 NPLD event banner
  • 150 NPLD Water Bottles
  • 150 NPLD Sunglasses
  • High-level marketing and communications support

Each 2019 NPLD Highlighted Site will be expected to provide NEEF with the following:

  • High-resolution before and after photos of the event location
  • High-resolution photos of the event, including action shots of volunteers
  • One pre-event article describing the upcoming event
  • One post-event article describing the work that was accomplished during the event
  • Highlights site will also be required to use the NEEF supplied logos, and engage with NEEF through social media

Eligibility Criteria

  • The event must take place on public accessible lands managed by local, state or federal government.
  • The event must take place on National Public Lands Day—Saturday, September 28, 2019.
  • The event must engage at least 100 volunteers, and should have the capacity to accept even more.
  • The event must include an opening ceremony designed welcome volunteers and kick-off the day.
  • The event must be media accessible.

Application Due Date

Applications for 2019 NPLD Highlights Sites are due by midnight (EDT) Friday, July 19, 2019. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected by Friday, August 2, 2019. 

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For any questions or issues with the application, please contact Tony Richardson, Director of National Public Lands Day at trichardson@neefusa.org.