$MILLIONS Available Soon for Trails, Recreation and Parks Projects!

From: Bob Walker, MTRPA Trails Representative Subject: $MILLIONS Available Soon for Trails, Recreation and Parks Projects! Date: September 22, 2022 Annually, Fish, Wildlife & Parks provides grants for an array of trails and recreation projects. This year the total amount of grants available is nearly $4 million!  The grants, depending on the program, can fund […]

Montana P&R Professionals Meet Up at NRPA

Montana Meetup at NRPA Tuesday9/20/20224:30 PM – 6 PM MSTSeamus McCaffrey’s 18 W Monroe StPhoenix, AZ 85003 Are you heading to Phoenix, AZ for NRPA next week? MTRPA invites all Montana P&R Professionals attending NRPA for a casual Montana Meet Up at Seamus McCaffrey’s on Tuesday at 4:30 PM MST. This location is close to the Civic Center and […]

DEADLINE: September 15th – Tourism Grant Program

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15TH for Tourism Grant Program FY23 Application for ProjectsLearn More and Apply: https://brand.mt.gov/…/Office-Of…/Tourism-Grant-ProgramThe Tourism Grant Program awards funds annually to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the State’s tourism and recreation industry. Funds are awarded annually to projects that develop and enhance tourism and recreation products that have […]

Montana Invasive Species Council Listening session August 24 & 25

Montana Invasive Species Council stakeholder listening sessions 8/24 & 8/25. The Council is developing a work plan and updating their Framework document with input from partners and stakeholders. All are invited to attend a listening session on August 24 or 25, 2022 in person or virtually. Please RSVP to Mindy Wilkinson, Contractor primumterrae@gmail.com (805) 704-7906. If you are not […]

Quarterly Board Meeting – May 26, 2022

Post Updated: September 9, 2022 DOWNLOAD Meeting May 26th Quarterly Minutes 2022 Meeting Minutes Quarterly Meeting via Zoom Thursday, May 26 @ 3:30 PM MST Our 2nd quarterly meeting of the year.Voting is for members only. Not a member? Join today! DOWNLOAD DRAFT AGENDA DOWNLOAD April 4th MTRPA 2022 Annual Member Meeting Minutes

Fact Sheet: Transportation Alternatives, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Rails-To-Trails Conservancy held a very informative webinar this morning titled Accessibility on Rail-Trails and Other Shared Use Paths.  One of the speakers was our old friend Christopher Douwes, U.S Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration!  He discussed the importance of accessibility for all recreation and transportation trails and paths, and associated laws especially with projects […]

Career Pathways Webinar

Students, please join us on Tuesday February 22nd at 11 am MST for a panel webinar from park and recreation professionals with insights to their career pathway. This session aims to provide guidance to students on how to prepare for various career paths, how to make professional connections, how to “get a foot in the […]

Call for Conference Presenters

Calling Park, Trail, Recreation, Forestry, and Aquatics Presenters! MTRPA 2022 Conference Committee has some session openings left for our spring conference April 3 – 6, 2022. We are seeking thought provoking speakers with professional, cutting edge, interactive education sessions, and presentations that can provide information and proven methods to successfully manage and maintain parks, trails, […]

2022 AARPA/NRPA Mentorship Program

Have you ever wanted to strengthen your professional development in our parks and recreation profession, but weren’t sure how to proceed? Consider joining the Mentorship Program sponsored by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and National Recreation and Park Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN). The Mentorship Program pairs young professionals, students, and […]

Western Montana BLM seeks nominations to its Resource Advisory Council

The Western Montana District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), seeks nominations to its Resource Advisory Council!  The new Director of the BLM stated that they will actively involve Advisory Councils to provide expert advice, ideas, and diverse opinions on issues including land use planning, fire management, outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, oil and gas exploration, noxious […]