NASORLO Snapshot Survey – LWCF Needs, Infrastructure and Urban/Metro uses

NASORLO just completed a quick survey of key states to determine the views on the demand for, matching funds available, use of LWCF for infrastructure and assessing overall state park and urban needs.  The quick results are: LWCF could double from FY 17 levels and matching funds would be available Infrastructure projects make up nearly […]

GOMESA Explained !!

The link below gives you an overview of the GOMESA program that is an enhancement to LWCF on an annual basis.. fyi..

NASORLO Annual Meeting, Downtown Marriott, Little Rock AR, October 18-20, 2017

The 2017 NASORLO annual meeting is scheduled for downtown Little Rock, AR on Wednesday October 18th through Friday October 20, 2017.  This is great venue for NASORLO’s annual meeting, as there are many opportunities for observing one of the most vibrant city scapes in all of America with plenty of parks, recreation and trails readily […]

Bill introduced for a 7 year extension of LWCF and address NPS Maintenance.  

  Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) introduced legislation today to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address NPS maintenance backlog.  A top GOP appropriator this afternoon unveiled a bill in the House that seeks to both extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address deferred maintenance projects at the National Park Service and […]

3 Webinars for you – National Inventory on Parks and CDC report on parks and public health

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report and action plan, “Completing America’s Inventory of Public Parks and Protected Areas: An Action Plan for 2016-2020” is now available as a PDF. Free webinars about the inventory and action plan are being offered. Each of the webinars will contain similar material, but a few slides with information relevant […]

DC Visit and Information from June 2017

NASORLO Members.. ( June 15th, 2017 ) Here is an update on last weeks meetings in Washington DC and what we need to do over the next few months related to advocacy for the State Assistance Program of the LWCF. The Admin. Budget will have a downward impact on all Interior Approps. The fact the […]

New: State Data Sheets for 2017

Here is a list of the key state data sheets we prepared for the June visit with DOI/NPS/Congressional Members and staff this year… More will be needed and added as we become more active with Congressional members and staff in our LWCF Advocacy.  They all want to know how this program benefits the folks at […]

One page summary of NASORLO position on LWCF funding and Re-authorization for June 6th Congressional Visits..

  NASORLO encourages Congress to continue the federal investment in the LWCF State Assistance Program – a state and local partnership  creating parks close to home.  A key purpose of the LWCF Act was to help preserve, develop, and assure access to outdoor recreation facilities to provide recreation and strengthen the health of U.S. citizens […]

NASORLO and other Testimony for Senate Approps Committee FY 18 Budget

The following is the NASORLO ” ask ” for the FY 18 Budget to the Senate Appropriations Committee.. and the attached file is the complete testimony.. Overview of Funding Request: As outlined below, we encourage you to continue the federal investment in the LWCF, especially as it relates to the state and local partnership created […]

NASORLO Leadership 2017 Updated

Here is the NASORLO Leadership for 2017… NASORLO Leadership and Officers – 2017 – 17 ( Yr. Position open and up for election ) President. Lauren Imgrund, SLO PA ( 2017 ) Director, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Department of Conservation and Natural  Resources, 400 Market Street, 5th Fl., P.O. Box 8475, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8475, Telephone: 717-783-2658 […]