Take Pride in America®, is a nationwide partnership program authorized by Congress to promote the appreciation and stewardship of our nationâ??s public lands. The Take Pride in America program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior for the benefit of all public lands at all levels of government nationwide.
In addition to promoting public lands stewardship, Take Pride in America recognizes and honors outstanding volunteers through its annual national awards ceremony. Individuals, groups, organizations, programs and federal land managers are honored for their contributions to our public lands and for their efforts in utilizing volunteers in creative and innovative ways.
In support of President Obama and Secretary Salazarâ??s call to service, Take Pride in America is leading the U.S. Department of Interiorâ??s United We Serve initiative.