ORLP Grants Webinar.. Free to interested parties

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Program Grants Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:00-2:00 PM EDT, 10:00-11:00 AM PDT The National Park Service has announced the opening of the application process for the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP), a nationally competitive grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The ORLP offers grants specifically to help create and […]

NPS Releases Applications for FY 16-17 ORLP Grant Program

Here is an email from Joel Lynch, Chief of Rec. Grants for NPS.. I am pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) notice of funding opportunity which offers nationally competitive grants specifically to help create and improve state and locally-owned park and other outdoor recreation areas in ways […]

New Economic Impact Numbers for Outdoor Recreation – Feb 2018

On Wednesday ( Feb 14th ) , the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released numbers detailing the economic power of the outdoor recreation industry, showing it comprises 2 percent ($373.7 billion) of the entire 2016 U.S. Gross Domestic Product.It’s an impressive figure puts it on the scale  like construction (4.3 percent); legal services (1.3 percent); […]

Find out the Economic Impact of Local Parks Here !!

Here are key findings from research conducted by NRPA and the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University for the Economic Impact of Local Parks Report. ****************************************************************************************************************************** America’s local park and recreation agencies generated $154 billion in economic activity in 2015, nearly $81 billion in value added and more than 1.1 million jobs that boosted […]

Fred Hayes, Utah SLO passes away

Sad news for NASORLO and Utah.. Fred Hayes, State Park Director and Utah’s SLO passed away unexpectedly last week.  See the following.  NASORLO’s condolences go out to the Hayes family, Utah State Parks and to his other friends in that great state. Fred Hayes, Director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, has Passed Away

State Leaders for Outdoor Recreation Offices in the States described

The Outdoor Industries Association has produced a white paper describing the roles of the newly created leadership offices for outdoor recreation.  The report describes the efforts in Washington, Utah and Colorado.  Five other states have created this position recently. The main purpose seems to be as follows.. ‘ A dual focus of economic development and […]

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 […]

Is there a Controversial 6 (f ) conversion in your future ??

The following are two items of interest related to possible changes and threats to park land conversions in the future.  The first is language proposed to be inserted into the new Infrastructure legislation that addresses LWCF and the second is a prediction by NRPA that other conversions and threats to park lands are becoming evident.  […]

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 […]

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 […]