Weekly NRPS Updates 1/20/2012

Good Morning,

Sorry that you have not received weekly updates for a couple of weeks.  With the transition over to the new website and mail provider we have to hold off until it was complete.  But the great news is that we are up and running!  Please go and check out the new website at www.nrps.org same address new improved look! 

Conferencence Information:
Don’t forget that the Annual State Conference “Raising your Sail” is coming up on April 18th through the 20th and will be held at the Black Mountain Recreation Center in Henderson, NV.  our Please visit the website for more information. 

During the conference will be holding the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course.  There are still spots available.  Don’t miss this opportunity to take this class while it is our own backyard.  You can go to the website or call Felicia Rivera-Baker at 264-4140 for more information

To go along with the conference is also time for the NRPS Program and Park Excellence Awards.  Please email Pandora Bahlam at pandora_bahlam@ivgid.org or visit the website for the applications and information.  We all have great programs out there and we should show it.  Apply today!

Upcoming NRPS Socials:

There will be a NRPS family friendly social happening on February 10th for the Las Vegas Wranglers Hockey Game.  Prices are $12.75 for adults(13 and up), $6.00 for youth(12 and under)  Puck Drops at 7:05pm.  You can also call Nate Jaramillo at 455-0566 or Felicia Rivera-Baker at 264-4140 for ticket and event information.

Grant opportunities:
National Forest Foundation 2012 Matching Awards Program, Deadline: Jan 17. Approx $30K for direct on-the-ground & citizen-based projects for national forests and grasslands. Info & app:http://nationalforests.org/conserve/grantprograms/ontheground/map

Bring Back the Natives Program to Help Aquatic Restoration, Deadline: Jan 20. Matching funds for projects to restore, protect, and enhance native aquatic life. Info & app:http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=22167

National Alliance for Accessible Golf for Individuals With Disabilities, Deadline: Rolling. Up to $20K to provide golf programs for individuals with disabilities. Info & app:http://www.accessgolf.org/grants/alliance_grants.cfm

Bikes Belong Coalition for Bicycle Facilities and Advocacy Projects, Deadline: Feb 29. Up to $10K to improve bicycling in the U.S. by building trails and paths or large-scale advocacy programs. Info & app:http://www.bikesbelong.org/grants/


Nevada State Health Division and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Carson City, March 26-27, 2012.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. http://grantwritingusa.com/grants-training/grant-writing-workshops/carson-city-nevada-march-2012.html?utm_source=gwusa&utm_medium=email&utm_content=top&utm_campaign=carson-city-nevada-march-2012-1

Weekly Articles from around the nation:
Check out this article about Recreation in Nevada:

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 If there is anything that you would like to see added to the weekly updates please feel free to let em know.
Nick McLemore

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