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 Leadership 2018

Here is the file with the new NASORLO Leadership and Board Members elected at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Little Rock. NASORLO Leadership 2018

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 […]

DOI Grants being examined… especially land acquisitions with LWCF

Spotty grant tracking draws watchdog’s fire Michael Doyle, E&E News reporter Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Some Interior Department officials are tussling with the Office of Inspector General over the department’s failure to standardize the tracking of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants used for land purchases. The behind-the-scenes bureaucratic conflict, percolating for months, […]

NPS Releases $94.3 Million to States for Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Sec. Zinke today released the following related to the distribution of LWCF for state and local grants.. 1. FY17 LWCF State Grants Release – FINAL

New State Outdoor Recreation funding survey!!

BOULDER, Colo. – September 6, 2017 – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the State Funding Mechanisms for Outdoor Recreation report featuring case studies on seven states across the country that are investing in the public lands and waters that support the outdoor economy. “Funding for outdoor recreation and conservation is a central part of what OIA and […]

Congress Considering Reforms to Conservation and Recreation Funding

Article by Jeff Stockdale, director of legislative affairs, Council of State Governments E Newsletter August 2017. In 1964, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF, “to assist the States and Federal agencies in meeting present and future outdoor recreation demands and needs of the American people.” Since the program’s inception, this powerful […]