What We Do
​Student Volunteers Restore a Beach l Credit: NFWF

Community Stewardship

Caring for the natural places that exist in and around the communities where we live is the basis of NFWF’s community stewardship programs. In urban areas like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and others, community actions are revitalizing parks and natural spaces to benefit people and wildlife.

In 2011, nearly 40,000 local residents in 32 states participated in NFWF community stewardship projects. For many of these efforts, NFWF’s corporate partners and their employees provided volunteer manpower in addition to their financial support. Walmart’s Acres for America, PG&E’s Nature Restoration Trust, Southern Company and other partnerships exemplify the impact of these collaborations.

Additional community stewardship projects are supported by the Five Star Restoration Program, a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that supports locally based wetland, riparian and coastal habitat projects in all 50 states.


 Community Stewardship Feature Story


NFWF and partners team up to make the Anacostia a healthier place to live.


 Community Stewardship Announcements


 Community Stewardship Due Dates

  • 1/17/2020
    Guy Bradley Award
    Nomination Deadline

  • 1/30/2020
    Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
    Full Proposal Deadline

  • 2/27/2020
    Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund
    Full Proposal Deadline


 Feature Program

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Local restoration efforts at Panorama Vista, California are supported by PGE's Nature Restoration Trust.


 Feature Story


Community Stewardship Feature Story

Community-based programs supported by NFWF plant trees, clean up streams, and make schoolyards green.