Entries by Doug Eiken

LWCF ….Maintain the old, or buy the new ?

It should be noted a recent survey showed state LWCF grants program has only been using 15% of it’s allocations for acquisition and that 75% is used for infrastructure updates, expansion and major maintenance… ed. note..   Article.. Daily Sentinel – Grand Junction, CO.  ” Maintain the old, or buy the new ? When your car […]

NASORLO LWCF and GOMESA Advocacy Tool Kit

The following are materials to be used to determine the official position of the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers ( NASORLO ) related to the State Assistance Program of the LWCF, GOMESA allocations and re-authorization of LWCF. Congressional handout 2018 final LWCF Resolution Summary of NASORLO Positions on LWCF and GOMESA

Training update – November 2017

The following gives you some information on the issue of Training discussed at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Little Rock.  A training Committee, chaired by Eric Feldbaum NH is developing priorities and action items to address the needs as expressed by members. A Training Survey was completed by NPS in 2012.. See below attached.  From […]

Park Champions Materials and Information to use

Here are materials to use related to the NRPA Park Champions local parks advocacy effort.  A program NASORLO strongly supports. Park Champion website Park Champion Advocacy Toolkit NRPA fact sheets and resources    (note that we are in the process of updating and redesigning all fact sheets) Park Champions PP presentation Oct. 19th

LWCF Distribution Parity for Territories and DC introduced..

Today, Rep. Bordallo introduced the LWCF Parity for Territories and DC Act, with all 6 Members of Congress representing U.S. territories and the District of Columbia as original cosponsors: Resident Commissioner González-Colón (R-PR) Rep. Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rep. Radewagen (R-AS) Rep. Sablan (D-NMI) Rep. Plaskett (D-USVI) Press Release: https://bordallo.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bordallo-introduces-lwcf-bill-fully-fund-public-parks-and-outdoor This noncontroversial, bipartisan bill would simply provide a […]

NASORLO Annual Meeting Proceedings, Summary and Materials

Here are the handouts and materials, plus a summary of the 2017 Annual Meeting in Little Rock.  Keep looking and more materials will be added as they become available.. Conference Update for you.  Our registration numbers were up a bit from 2016, with 37 states being represented and voting.  Comments from participants indicated an excellent balance […]

City Parks Alliance Promotes Parks as vital Infrastructure through video and media activity ( Nov 2017 update )

City Parks: America’s New Infrastructure – Transportation is the third video in a five-part series documenting the role of parks as critical urban infrastructure. Li near parks, including bike and walking trails, provide multiple benefits to cities from transportation options, to connecting communities, to spurring private investment. “It’s time to recognize the diverse benefits of city parks,” said […]