National Park Service - Community Assistance applications due June 30th - help communities build trails, complete streets, more | Natl Park Service

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Could the National Park Service help your community create close-to-home recreation opportunities and protect nearby nature?

Apply by June 30 to be considered for technical assistance in 2017 for your community-led conservation and outdoor recreation project from our Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program.

Our community assistance specialists can help you and other local leaders:

* Create new nearby parks or greenways;
* Plan trails and greenways, conserve landscapes, build water trails, and restore rivers;
* Manage a visioning, planning, and design process to guide your community's future;
* Plan and facilitate public engagement;
* Build partnerships that support your project's success;
* Provide opportunities for youth to enjoy outdoor recreation and learn to become conservation stewards; and
* Develop tourism plans.

To find out if we can help your community, review the application process first. Then call or email a National Park Service staff member near you to discuss your idea. We strongly encourage you to consult with our staff to explore and develop your project idea prior to applying, and to answer your questions about the application process. Please let us know by the end of May if you intend to submit an application.

Still need help deciding to do something great in your community with our help? Watch this short video.

You can also get some inspiration by checking out the current projects in your state that our staff are helping with this year. Some of these are simply awesome, and we are proud to be playing a part in these efforts.

Now get cracking. The deadline to apply is June 30.

MoBikeFed comment: This is a really excellent technical assistance program that has helped a number of communities around Missouri plan trails, complete streets projects, etc etc. So please share this with any communities & community leaders across Missouri who might benefit.