Check Out National Park Service Technical Assistance Program

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?  You have until August 1 to consider using the National Park Service’s technical assistance program.

The National Park Service 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 for complete information and application.

Seattle area projects which have used the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program include the West Seattle Walking Trails project and more recently the Northeast Seattle Walking Trails project. Both projects were co-sponsored by Feet First and an array of local community councils in West Seattle and in the Northeast area of Seattle.