The LWCF State Grant Training and Summit
Welcome to the 2013 LWCF State Grant Training and Summit information website. The National Park Service will be conducting a nationwide LWCF State Grant Training April 7-12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.
The training is aimed at all State staff engaged in the administration of the LWCF State Grant Program. The training will comprehensively cover critical guidance on LWCF law and policy plus required program practices and procedures. As part of the training, a special half-day session designed for State Liaison Officers covering the LWCF fundamentals, authorities, and responsibilities will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Following the NPS training, on April 11th - 12th, the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers (NASORLO) and the National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD) are hosting a day and half LWCF Summit and dialogue on celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this pivotal act in 2015 and planning for the congressional reauthorization of LWCF. Any individual or organization interested in learning about the LWCF and engaging on its anniversary and reauthorization is welcome.
So please mark your calendar for April 7-12, 2013 and plan to join us in Denver, Colorado.
I look forward to seeing you!
Chief, State and Local Assistance Programs Division
"Throughout the history of the Land and Water Conservation Fund we have shown when the federal government, local government and states cooperate and partner we can create a synergy in outdoor recreation that meets the needs of the nation. We are at a precipice in the outdoor industry and we are facing many challenges. Everything from ensuring we connect kids and communities with nature to helping urban populations have improved access to parks. We need to come together to think and work strategically, equitably and passionately about how we can leave a legacy for generations to come. This Summit will be the catalyst venue for this process. Please join us in discussing the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act."