News & Events
News, upcoming events & conferences

New Resource: Parks, Trails and Health Workbook to Assist Communities
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Detroit Mayor plans 11.7 Million to rehabilitate Parks
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You are invited to the 2016 NASORLO Annual Meeting in Detroit, Sept. 21 – 23
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Thoughts & Comments

If the 89th US Congress were to review today its passage of the 1965 landmark Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, it would see a dramatic change in nearly every county. That Congress would see a country brimming with playgrounds, ballfields, trails, down the street, around the corner, and a recreation economy that contributes $140 billion in economic activity and supports almost 1 million jobs in the U.S. every year.

With population growth and demographic shifts, the nationwide network of outdoor opportunities and park lands must remain relevant and impactful for recreation, our health and wellness. Our organization and our partners have diligently advocated for LWCF continuation with fairness and equity in the fund distribution.

Your efforts matter. Help keep the State Assistance Program alive by reminding local communities that LWCF is wildly creative Act with huge impacts!

Susan Moerschel,
President
NASORLO 2015

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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.