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Tomorrow at 1pm MST Monthly Member Meetup!

Join us via Zoom Tuesday 12/20 at 1pm for our first casual Monthly Member Meetup! Get to know each other, share about your year with MTRPA, and get geared up for 2023! If you are a member and are logged in, you can view Zoom details below. Not a member? Join today!

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Mid-Year Meeting Recap

Did you miss our Mid-Year meeting at MLCT in October? In this post, we are highlighting important moments of MTRPA’s 2022 Mid-Year meeting. Get updates about legislation, grants, our annual conference, and get action items you can take to help our Association. Download Meeting Minutes  Watch Zoom Meeting Recording Notices from MLCT & Legislative Watch Kelly Lynch, the new Director for Montana League and Cities and Towns started our meeting with a couple announcements. First,

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More Funding for Trails!

Our trails representative Bob Walker forwarded us this newsletter we are sharing from our friends at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy! This newsletter includes:

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Trail Stewardship Grant Program Opens Nov. 15

The Trail Stewardship grant cycle opens November 15, 2022 and runs through January 31st, 2023. Applicants may request up $75,000 with a 10 percent required match. Eligible applicants include: Project categories include: This year’s application will be available on the Trail Stewardship Webpage starting Nov. 15th. On Thursday Nov. 17th at 3pm FWP will be hosting a webinar training and question-and-answer session for this year’s Trail Stewardship Grant Program. The training will provide helpful information on program requirements and tips on writing a competitive

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Recreational Trails Program Funding Opportunity OPEN NOW!

The next cycle for the Recreational Trails Program opened November 1st, 2022. Applications and Guidance are available and are due no later than January 31st, 2023 5:00 PM MDT. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also be hosting a webinar training and Q&A session on November 9th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Please RSVP to receive the webinar link. RSVP HERE (Link) The Recreational Trails Program website will be updated as new details are available: In the meantime, please feel

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Call for MTRPA Tribal Board Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2022 Call for MTRPA Tribal Board Member Montana Trails, Recreation, and Park Association (MTRPA), is an affiliate of the National Recreationand Park Association (NRPA). We are on a mission to help Montana preserve and utilize our parks,trails, and recreation resources across the state while supporting the growth of our professional industrybehind the scenes of these beloved areas and programs. In an effort to include, increase and prioritizethe presence of indigenous organizations

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$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 trails and recreation in urban, city, community,  county, reservation and backcountry and are available to public agencies, reservations and private

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Montana Forest Action Plan’s RFP is Now Open!

FROM THE DNRC: The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is now accepting applications for grants through the Montana Forest Action Plan to reduce wildfire risk and improve forest health on state, private, county and Tribal lands, and on federal lands through the Good Neighbor Authority Program.  Up to $500,000 is available per project.  Successful project proposals will involve multiple collaborating partners, engaged in cross-boundary management to address at least one of the following through

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