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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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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 the time is conveniently after sessions. Please share this meet up info with your teams. We hope to see you

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Mid-Year Meeting – October 5th, 2022

MTRPA Mid-Year Meetings at MLCT October 5th, 2022City Hall201 1st Ave E.Kalispell, Montana The MTRPA is excited to be joining MLCT again for our Mid-Year Meeting.Join us in strengthening Parks and Recreation presence at Montana League of Cities and Towns!Zoom access will be provided for MLCT Attendees to MTRPA sessions.   8 AM – MTRPA Business Meeting DOWNLOAD BUSINESS MEETING AGENDAThe purpose of this business meeting is intended as an Officer planning meeting to prepare for

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DEADLINE: September 15th – Tourism Grant Program

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15TH for Tourism Grant Program FY23 Application for ProjectsLearn More and Apply:…/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 the potential to increase out-of-area and resident visitation. Entities based in Montana that are eligible to apply for a Tourism

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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 (805) 704-7906. If you are not able to attend but would like to provide written feedback please email Mindy or use the following form: August 24

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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

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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 funded with Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program dollars.  He included a Fact Sheet that provides information about future projected

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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 door”, resources, and overall advice on finding jobs and being successful when in them.  ZOOM INFO:

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