The 2016 Maintenance School will feature sessions on designing and maintaining trails, including both international and local points of view. The one-day course is offered in both Sioux Falls and Rapid City the last week in July. Register today.
Nominations are now open for the annual SDPRA awards. Consider nominating someone in your organization or a partner that makes a difference for outdoor recreation in South Dakota. Awards include a community excellence award, distinguished citizen award and an individual citation award which are given to an individual(s) who made a contribution to parks, recreation or conservation. Nominations are due Aug. 5. Awards will be given at the annual SDPRA Conference in September.
Applications are being accepted for grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Public outdoor recreation projects sponsored by city, county, township and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money. The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for approved outdoor recreation projects. Grants will be awarded for development or renovation of public outdoor recreation facilities or the acquisition of park land. The grants will be a minimum of $10,000 and the maximum will be $75,000 in federal funds. There will be $435,000 available to award to projects. Application packets are available online on the Game, Fish and Parks’ website. The application deadline is August 26, 2016.