Statewide trails inventory in progress; National Park Service offers trail planning assistance - deadlines August 1st

Two announcements regarding trails below--both with a deadline of August 1st.

Please forward this announcement to any cities, counties, parks departments, or other agencies or organizations that own or manage trail.

Katy Trail near Rocheport
Katy Trail near Rocheport

1. MISSOURI DNR CONDUCTING STATEWIDE TRAIL INVENTORY; RESPONSES DUE AUGUST 1ST

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is conducting an inventory of Missouri trails as part of our Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). We plan to compile baseline information for use in a future statewide trail study project.

We need your help in completing a brief online survey about Missouri trails.  Please complete the survey even if your organization doesn't own or manage trails.  We hope to include all Missouri trails in the inventory, so your participation is very important. The survey will take just a few minutes of your time.

Please click to access the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j1kzDF5cSEdjeGTbIbVWXgCPkUipk4_F8CDKpcL8Ov4/viewform?authkey=CNDYrpIC&entry_1000000=56TSID375&hl=en_US&formkey=dDhzdEp2VS1rZ2p6NFpGNGJ0SFdHNEE6MA 

If you own or manage a trail, be prepared to enter details -- trail name, length, surface type, amenities, allowed activities, and the names and GPS coordinates of trailheads.

The survey must be completed by August 1, 2011.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Mary Schanuel at
mschanuel@synergy-pr.com or (314) 961-9772. For more information on Missouri State Parks or the SCORP, please contact Mary Donze at mary.donze@dnr.mo.gov

We appreciate your help with this important project!
Bill Bryan, Director
Missouri State Parks

 

2. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OFFERS TRAIL PLANNING HELP TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AGENCIES; DEADLINE AUGUST 1ST

Connect Your Community to America's Great Outdoors!

Are you trying to protect your local rivers, save an unspoiled landscape, or build trails where everyone in your community can enjoy nature?

We Can Help.

Every year, the National Park Service helps hundreds of locally-driven projects that create opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation, connect youth with the outdoors, and connect communities to parks.

Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance from the National Park Service provides no funding, but our experienced staff can help communities plan for success.

Applications for technical assistance will be accepted until August 1.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project ideas with a staff member in your area before preparing an application.

Visit www.nps.gov/rtca for complete information and application.

If someone else in your community should know about this opportunity, please forward this email.

Missouri contact for this program:

Kimberly Shafer
National Park Service  |  Midwest Region
Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program
601 Riverfront Dr, Omaha, NE 68102
402.661.1914  |  kim_shafer@nps.gov
www.nps.gov/rtca