Tuesday, September 6, 2016

American Trails Webinar: "Understanding the National Recreation Trails Program and National Water Trails System"


American Trails hosts this Webinar on September 8, 2016. Join us to find out how your local trail efforts can shine in the national spotlight! This webinar will introduce you to the National Recreation Trails Program and the National Water Trails System. This webinar is presented by Rory Robinson and Helen Scully with the National Park Service, Jarrett Caston with the U.S. Forest Service, and Liz Sparks with Florida Office of Greenways & Trails.

Date: September 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)

Cost: FREE

CEUs: Continuing Education Unit credit of 0.10 for attending this webinar is available for an additional charge of $20


Presenters will highlight the benefits and the value of National Recreation Trails Program and National Water Trails System designation, point out the criteria and requirements for designation, show you how to apply, and relate the experiences of a newly designated trail.

Applications for the next round of designations are being accepted until November 1, 2016.

Rory Robinson will give a brief overview of the National Recreation Trails and National Water Trails programs focusing on the benefits and the value to those who choose to participate in these opportunities.

Helen Scully will introduce the enabling legislation, the criteria and requirements for designation, the information needed for an application, and how to apply. She will walk through the National Recreation Trails website, the NRT online application, the National Water Trails System website, as well as the NWT online application.

Jarrett Caston will discuss the application process for trails administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that include National Forests, National Grasslands, and National Recreation Areas, and associated lands.

Liz Sparks will discuss strategies for achieving success in the designation process, as well as ways to gain support from private and public partners.

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