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Video Contest Winners


View the winners of our Public Lands Every Day "I Love This Public Land Because..." Instagram Video Contest. We asked entrants to share an activity they enjoy doing on one of their favorite public lands. Maybe it’s fishing at a public lake, getting lost in a book at a state beach or volunteering to help beautify a local park. Winners received outdoor gear from REI.

Click here to read the contest details.

Grand Prize Winner

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Public Lands Friends Groups Get Capacity Building Boost


Washington, DC – More than $150,000 in capacity building grants were given to 35 Friends Groups across the country by the Public Lands Program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), in partnership with Toyota.

The list of Public Lands Every Day grantees is available online.

“It is often difficult to raise funds for strategic planning, communications and technology upgrades, but these activities are vital to the growth and engagement of Friends Groups, ” said Diane Wood, president of the National Environmental Education Foundation.

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Land and Water Conservation Grant


The National Park Service State and Local Assistance Division is planning to award $3 million for land and water conservation assistance grants.

Visit the website to read the grant announcement and application guidelines. Applications are due Aug. 15.

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July 2014 Newsletter


The July issue, "Awesome Gear for Your NPLD Site," features articles on the Swag Bag Drawing, I Love This Public Land Because…Instagram Video Contest, Park & Recreation Month, Apps for Outdoor Activity and How Major League Baseball Gets Green.

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