In 2014, NEEF awarded 50 Friends Groups up to $2,000 each to hold a minimum of three events. These public land organizations were awarded funding to host events that are educational, recreational and/or volunteer-based stewardship projects.
Applicants who received an Every Day Event Grant will register their events on our Public Lands Every Day Events calendar.
Click on the organization's name to learn more about their exciting Every Day Events!
Whiskeag Trail-Bath, Maine
Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Volunteers Association
Beaver Creek State Park-East Liverpool, Ohio
Clear Creek Task Force
Schold Farm, Markwick Park, and Old Mill Park-Silverdale, Wash.
Coastside State Parks Association
Butano State Park, Montara Mountain State Beach, and Ano Nuevo State Park-Pescadero, Calif.
Colorado Mountain Club
Wolcott Recreation Site and Castle Peaks Wilderness Study Area-Golden, Colo.
Discover Your Forest
Newberry National Volcanic Monument - Lava Lands Visitor Center, Crescent Lake on Crescent Ranger District, Wizard Fall Fish Hatchery on Sisters Ranger District, Wildcat Campground on Ochoco National Forest, and Skyliners Lodge on Deschutes National Forest-Bend, Ore.
Friends of City Park
New Orleans City Park Lagoons, New Orleans City Park Grounds, and New Orleans City Park Couturie Urban Forest-New Orleans, La.
Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery-Celina, Tenn.
Friends of Henry Horton State Park
Henry Horton State Park-Chapel Hill, Tenn.
Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Horicon National Wildlie Refuge-Mayville, Wis.
Friends of Jocassee
Devils Fork State Park-Salem. S.C.
Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens-Washington, D.C.
Friends of Lake Sonoma
Lake Sonoma Recreational Area-Geyserville, Calif.
Friends of Laurel Hill State Park
Laurel Hill State Park-Somerset, Pa.
Friends of Minekill and Max V. Shaul State Park
Minekill State Park and Max V. Shaul State Park-North Blenheim and Fultonham, N.Y.
Friends of Nockamixon State Park
Nockamixon State Park, Quakertown, Pa.
Friends of Red Clay State Park
Red Clay State Historic Park-Cleveland, Tenn.
Friends of St. Andrews State Park, Inc.
St. Andrews State Park-Panama City Beach, Fla.
Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center
BLM Campbell Tract and the Campbell Creek Science Center-Anchorage, Ala.
Friends of the Chemung River Watershed
Chemung River and Lackawanna Rail Trail-Elmira,N.Y.
Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District
Oak Ridge Waterfowl Production Area and Deer Park Waterfowl Production Area-New Richmond, Wis.
Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and Trailside Nature Museum-Cross River, N.Y.
Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge-Shirley, N.Y.
Glacier National Park Conservancy
Glacier National Park-West Glacier, Mont.
Groundwork Doña Ana
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument-Las Cruces, N.M.
Overpeck County Park and Laurel Hill County Park-Hackensack, N.J.
Headwaters Trails Alliance
Arapaho National Forest, Fraser River Trail, and Rocky Mountain National Park-Granby, Colo.
Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc.
Limestone Creek Natural Area, Boca Raton, and Lake Clark Waterway Cleanup-West Palm Beach, Fla.
No-Name-Park, Bushnell Park, and Keney Park-Hartford, Conn.
Ko'olau Mountains Watershed Partnership
Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside (Pali Lookout) and Manana Trail-Pearl City, Hawaii
Living Coast Discovery Center
San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Sweetwater Marsh-Chula Vista, Calif.
Meeting of the Rivers Foundation
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Illinois Esplanade Recreation Area-Alton, Ill.
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center-State College, Pa.
Montana Discovery Foundation
Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir, Helena National Forest, Indian Road Campground-Helena, Mont.
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
Emerald View Park-Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mt. Adams Institute
Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Trout Lake, Wash.
Puget Creek Restoration Society
Puget Creek Natural Area-Tacoma, Wash.
Rivanna Conservation Society
Azalea Park at Moores Creek, Charlottesville City School, and City of Charlottesville City Hall-Charlottesville, Va.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Shelf Road Recreation Area-Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association
Stanley Museum and Redfish Visitor Center in Sawtooth National Recreation Area-Hailey, Idaho
Sierra Streams Institute
Hirschman's Pond and Environs Tribute Trail-Nevada City, Calif.
South Yuba River Citizens League
Hoyt’s Crossing and the South Yuba River State Park-Nevada City, Calif.
Southern Nevada Conservancy
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area-Las Vegas, Nev.
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii
James Campbell Wildlife Refuge, Kahuku Beach, and Kapiolani Park-Hanolulu, Hawaii
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
64 Acres Park and Tahoe Rim Trail; and Mt. Houghton Trail - Tahoe Rim Trail System-Incline Village, Nev.
Theodore Roosevelt Nature & History Association
Theodore Roosevelt National Park-Medora, N.D.
Travelers' Rest Preservation & Heritage Association
Travelers' Rest State Park-Lolo, Mont.
Lake Berryessa Recreation Area-Woodland, Calif.
Volunteers in Parks
Stillwater Prairie Reserve-Troy, Ohio.
Winter Wildlands Alliance/SnowSchool
Boise National Forest-Boise, Idaho
Every Day Events Grants are sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Since 1999, Toyota has been the national corporate sponsor of the National Environmental Education Foundation's (NEEF) National Public Lands Day. In 2011, Toyota and NEEF expanded this partnership to launch the Public Lands Every Day Program - building capacity for friends organizations supporting public lands throughout the nation. Every Day Events Grants are just one of the great offerings of the Public Lands Every Day Program.