The National Park Service community assistance program is exploring ways to work on more recreation and conservation partnership projects in the Puget Sound – Seattle area, particularly projects that involve youth, health/physical activity and public involvement.
NPS is hosting a Listening Session on May 24 at Seattle’s flagship REI from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. They provide free planning and public involvement assistance to community partners who have a clear vision in mind for a recreation or conservation project.
The application deadline is August 1 and NPS typically awards assistance for a one- to two-year period beginning in October. The program is under the auspices of the Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation program and implements the natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation mission of the National Park Service in communities across America.