Head to Baltimore, MD, for three days filled with lively networking activities, inspirational sessions, a look at the most innovative products in the field, and of course, a whole lot of fun! Registration for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference is now open. The conference will be held Sept. 24-26. Learn more
Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play celebrated by parks, cities, and towns nationwide. The official day for National Kids to Parks Day is May 18, 2019, but the interactive map will feature any events in May that are associated with the Kids to Parks Day celebration. Register your event today!
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.
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 http://bit.ly/2018ChallengeWinners 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 www.AARP.org/CommunityChallenge.
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