February 2

World Wetlands Day


March 14

109th Birthday National Wildlife Refuge System


Spring 2012

NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation)

Grants up to $5,000 to strengthen Friends through funding organizational capacity building; 25 grants to be awarded in spring cycle.

www.neefusa.org/grants/every_day_grants


Spring/Fall 2012 National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grants

Spring proposals due April 30

www.nfwf.org/refugefriends

Teal.Edelen@nfwf.org


Take Pride in America Volunteer Awards Nomination

www.takepride.gov


National Wildlife Refuge System Friends Academy Nominations

Contact Joanna_Webb@fws.gov

or call 703–358–2392


May 12

International Migratory Bird Day—20th Anniversary

Request discounted materials for special events at bday@birdday.org

www.birdday.org


May 18

Endangered Species Day

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/index.html


June 2

National Trails Day

www.americanhiking.org/national–trails–day/


June 2 – 10

National Fishing and Boating Week

www.takemefishing.org


June 9

Get Outdoors Day (Fee Free Day)

www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/


September 29

National Public Lands Day

(Fee Free Day)

www.publiclandsday.org


October 7 – 13

National Wildlife Refuge Week

The Big Sit!

http://bit.ly/yfnjPt

or Michael_Carlo@fws.gov

Fee Free Day October 14


November 10 – 12

Veterans Day Weekend

(Fee Free Days)


December 2012

American Hiking Society National Trails Fund

Awards from $500 – $5,000 to build and protect hiking trails, improve hiker safety and accessibility, and build constituency to support hiking

www.americanhiking.org/our–work/national–trails–fund/guidelines/


December 2012

Celebrate Urban Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Mini grants of $100 – $500 to hold a Celebrate Urban Birds event.

Apply in December to host event in following year

www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration/community/minigrants/mini–grants–2012/mini–grants–2012