In 2015, NEEF awarded 61 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 Event calendar.
Click on the organization's name to learn more about their exciting Every Day Events!
Acadiana Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.
Chicot State Park-Lafayette, La.
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
City of Carlsbad-Carlsbad, Calif.
Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats
State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game-Wasilla, Alaska.
Buckeye Trail Association
Wayne National Forest, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, North Country National Scenic Trail-Shawnee, Ohio.
Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association
California Department of Parks and Recreation-Brea, Calif.
Cibolo Nature Center
City of Boerne-Boerne, Texas.
Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
National Park Service-Washington, DC.
Freshkills Park Alliance
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation-New York, N.Y.
Friends of Bay City State Recreation Area
Michigan Department of Natural Resources-Bay City, Mich.
Friends of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service-Franklin, La.
Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service-Cape May Court House, N.J.
Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Parks and Wildlife-Colorado Springs, Colo.
Friends of Fort McHenry
National Park Service-Baltimore, Md.
Friends of Ganondagan
Ganondagan State Historic Site-Victor, N.Y.
Friends of Grayson Highlands State Park
Virginia Department of Conservation of Recreation-Mouth of Wilson, Va.
Friends of Hamline Park
St. Paul Parks and Recreation- St. Paul, Minn.
Friends of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service- Loleta, Calif.
Friends of Hungry Mother State Park
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation-Marion, Va.
Friends of Jackson County Conservation
Jackson County Conservation Board-Maquoketa, Iowa.
Friends of Johnsonville State Historic Park
Tennessee State Parks-New Johnsonville, Tenn.
Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges, Inc.
US Fish and Wildlife Service-Lacombe, La.
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W)-Richmond, Maine.
Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park
National Park Service-Chattanooga, Tenn.
Friends of Nathaniel Boileau Farmstead, Inc.
Upper Moreland Township-Willow Grove, Penn.
Friends of State Parks, Inc.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Raleigh, N.C.
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
US Forest Service-Silverthorne, Colo.
Friends of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Inc.
Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program-Titusville, Fla.
Friends of the Forest Preserves
Forest Preserves of Cook County-Chicago, Ill.
Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse
City of Marina-Marina, Calif.
Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island
USFWS Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex-Charlestown, R.I.
Friends of the Porkies
Michigan Department of Natural Resources-Ontonagon, Mich.
Friends of Tryon Creek
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department-Portland, Ore.
Friends of Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service-Albuquerque, N.M.
Friends of White Tank Park
White Tank Mountain Regional Park-Helena, Waddell, Ariz.
Great Outdoors Foundation
Polk County Conservtion (PCC)-Des Moines, Iowa.
Grey Towers Heritage Association
US Forest Service-Milford, Penn.
Hui o Ko'olaupoko
City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation-Kailua, Hawaii.
Ice Age Trail Alliance
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Cross Plains, Wis.
International Wildlife Refuge Alliance
US Fish & Wildlife Service-Grosse Ile, Mich.
Lincoln Park Conservancy
Chicago Park District-Chicago, Ill.
Los Padres Forest Association
US Forest Service-Goleta, Calif.
Malta Trails, Inc.
Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, City of Malta, Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge-Malta, Mont.
Maxwell Street Community Garden
Chicago Housing Authority-Chicago, Ill.
New Haven Ecology Project
City of New Haven-New Haven, Conn.
North Cascades Institute
National Park Service-Sedro-Woolly, Wash.
Onondaga Friends Association
Division of State Parks, part of Missouri Department of Natural Resources-Leasburg Mo.
Pacific Historic Parks
National Park Service-Hagatna, Guam
Payette Children's Forest
US Forest Service-McCall, Idaho
U.S. Forest Service-Yachats, Ore.
Redwood Parks Association
Bureau of Land Management-Crescent City, Calif.
Savannah Tree Foundation
Chatham County Parks Department-Savannah, Ga.
Shenandoah National Park Association
National Park Service-Luray, Va.
St. Louis Audubon Society
St. Louis County Parks Department-St. Louis, Mo.
Tahoe Heritage Foundation
US Forest Service-South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
City of Tigard-Tulatin, Ore.
William B. Umstead State Park-Raleigh, N.C.
Voyageurs National Park Association
National Park Service-Minneapolis, Minn.
Watsonville Wetlands Watch
City of Watsonville; The California Department of Fish and Wildlife-Freedom, Calif.
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust
Town of New Milford-Kent, Conn.
United States Department of Agriculture-Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club
City of Yonkers Parks, Recreation and Consevation Department-Yonkers, N.Y.
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 Public Lands Every Day- building capacity for friends organizations supporting public lands throughout the nation. Every Day Events Grants are just one of the great offerings of Public Lands Every Day.