Register Your National Trails Day Event

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the 2019 National Trails Day® event registration is now open. Join us as we rally around trails and conservation on June 1, 2019! Event registration is free and by registering an event on the official National Trails Day® event site your event will be visible to tens of thousands of individuals searching for local events. Registered events may also receive added support and promotion from national sponsors.  

AARP Community Challenge Grants Available

Applications are being accepted now for AARP’s Community Challenge Grant, which funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. The program is open to community organizations, including 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You can visit to see some of the winners in action: helping to revitalize alleyways, enliven underutilized public spaces, and improve unsafe intersections.

The grant application period closes on April 17 and projects must be completed by November 4, 2019. Applications are available at

National Outdoor Recreation Conference to be held in Rapid City

Registration is now open for the 2019 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC), which will be held May 6-9 in Rapid City, SD. The 2019 NORC program focuses on storytelling in outdoor recreation. Storytelling creates connections by providing meaning and context for our individual and shared experiences. As diverse as our stories may be, we are unified in our profession by our love of the outdoors and our passion to protect and maintain quality outdoor opportunities and experiences. Learn more