Things to do before the state conference

Before the state conference in September, make sure you’ve done the following:

  • Register! It’s just $200 for the full package.
  • Review proposed changes to the SDPRA constitution. We’ll vote on the changes at the business meeting during the conference.
  • Nominate an outstanding individual or group for an annual SDPRA award.
  • Run for a committee chair or board member position. To express your interest, email President Lori Skadsen at president@sdpra.com.
    • Openings include: Activities; Aquatics; Community Recreation Centers; Constitution/Legislation; Member at Large; NRPA representative; Parks, Forestry, and Open Spaces; President Elect; Secretary/Treasurer
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SDSU announces new outdoors major

SDSU is now accepting students into the new Conservation Planning & Park Management major for Fall 2017. Students will learn skills including marketing, public relations, program development, park management, landscape conservation planning, and natural areas management. The field is predicted to have strong job growth in the future, both nationally and in South Dakota. Encourage your seasonal staff to make the outdoors their career. Download info packet

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Survey focuses on recreation opportunities

Your voice is an important part of planning for the future of outdoor recreation. The purpose of this survey is to gather information on both how and why people are active in outdoor recreation in South Dakota – and also why they are not. Responses will help shape the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, which identifies the supply and demand for high quality and accessible outdoor recreation opportunities across the state. Take the survey, and encourage your friends, family, community and others to as well.

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