National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in Washington, DC.
NEEF provides applications, outreach and media materials, an Event Manager’s Site Manual, guidance, advice, and more to event managers.
Since 1999, the DoD Legacy Resource Management Program has funded more than 220 NPLD projects on DoD installations across the country.
The DoD Legacy Program received a 1999 Hammer Award from then Vice President Gore for its participation in, and support of, NPLD.
Thousands of volunteers, both civilian and military, have participated in NPLD projects on military lands. DoD installations can request for up to $6,500 per project for materials, equipment, and supplies to implement NPLD efforts.