The National Recreation and Park Association is offering 25 scholarships to attend a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program training in May 2019. This training opportunity includes a combination of online learning, classroom presentations and field experiences that will focus on green stormwater infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance. The training is geared towards professionals responsible for the land management and maintenance operations of municipal parks and includes an in-person 2.5-day training in Philadelphia. Scholarship applications are due Dec. 17. Learn more.
Through the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, NRPA with support from The JPB Foundation, offers grants and technical assistance to support planning efforts that help cities increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk. Ten cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land, and the Urban Land Institute to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. Application deadline is Nov. 9. Learn more.
The deadline for nominations for the association’s awards is Sept. 7. The awards recognize greatness in our field and will take place at the annual conference this fall in Brookings. Chances are you know someone doing awesome things for parks and recreation. Nominate them today! Even if the person you wanted to nominate before wasn’t eligible in the past, take another look. The guidelines have recently changed, opening eligibility up to even more of our members.