News & Events
News, upcoming events & conferences

Breaking News – 3-27-17 House Members Support Significant LWCF Funding
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New Senate LWCF legislation introduced!!
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NASORLO Annual Meeting, Downtown Marriott, Little Rock AR, October 18-20, 2017
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Thoughts & Comments

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has improved the nation's recreational assets and quality of life immeasurably over the last 52 years. This unique partnership between the states, federal, and local governments has built playgrounds, ball fields, trails, swimming pools and park systems that provide our citizens with close to home recreation. Not only are these community assets, they also contribute to our economy with $140 billion in economic activity and almost 1 million jobs. In the coming year, we know that we need to modernize and improve upon this legacy of success. We will need to work closely with Congress and the public to re-authorize the program, to assure fair and equitable funding for stateside assistance and to improve implementation in partnership with the National Park Service. Thank you to all of those who work on the state level to improve outdoor recreation and connect with communities across the country.

Lauren Imgrund,
President
NASORLO 2017

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Welcome

Welcome to the home page of the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers. NASORLO represents the states and territories and provide a liaison to Congress and the Department of Interior for the administration of matching funds to state and local governments for outdoor recreation.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program provides matching grants to state and local governments for the development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States.

Our Mission: To be the main state advocate for the State Assistance program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We do this through providing information, training, collecting data and preparing reports for use by the Department of Interior, Congress, our members, partners and communities who benefit from this program.

Who We Are

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An organization of state and territorial officials working to provide places for outdoor recreation through investment of proceeds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in state and local projects.

What We Do

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Provide assistance, collect and distribute information and support advocacy on the state's share of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

What Makes Us Unique

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NASORLO members are appointed by our Governors to be the state's liaison to the Federal government to ensure efficient and equitable distribution of state assistance program funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.