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  • 2020 NRPA Virtual Conference

    Register for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience

    Join thousands of your fellow park and recreation professionals this October 27–29 for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual)! NRPA Virtual will feature thought-provoking keynote speakers, more than 60 education sessions and 12 education tracks, an exploration-worthy virtual exhibit hall, and plenty of unique ways to network and connect with peers from across the country. You are guaranteed to leave NRPA Virtual feeling inspired! Learn More and Register

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  • 2020 WRPA Annual Conference Update

    June 15, 2020

    Dear WRPA General Membership,

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  • Green River Parks & Recreation is Awarded Finalist Medal in National Gold Medal Award Program

    LACEY, WA, September 2, 2020 – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announces Green River Parks and Recreation Department is a finalist for the 2020 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Musco LLC is the proud sponsor of this nationally recognized award program.

    Green River is one of 4 Finalist agencies in Class V, population less than 30,000. One Finalist agency in each population class and the military installation category will receive the highest award, the Grand Plaque.

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  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Applications 2021

    Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources is accepting 2021 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) applications. This year $1,843,483 is available for the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreational lands and facilities.  To be eligible, the project site must be maintained for public outdoor recreation for perpetuity. Applicants must be a municipality, county, school district or recreation district. LWCF grant applications must be postmarked no later than December 31.

    Application materials and guidance are available online at https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/learn/recreation-grants.

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  • Sara Felix Retirement Party

    Friends, family and co-workers of Sara Felix have planned a celebration to honor Sara and her 40 years of dedicated service and retirement from the Lander Parks and Recreation Department.  This celebration will be held on Saturday, September 19 in Lander at the City Park Lions Shelter starting at 3:00 pm.  We are pleased to extend this invitation to all past and present WRPA members, many who have known and worked with Sara throughout her career in Parks and Recreation.
    This will be a casual event with food and drinks and friendship; think WRPA social event!  Come anytime, and stay until Sara decides to end the evening.  Bring your own beverage of choice and a lawn chair and your willingness to share stories and memories of our years with Sara.
    If you have any questions or need more information about this party or Lander locations, please contact
    Don Reynolds at 307-330-7482 or email reynoland@hotmail.com
    Or
    Lori Eckhardt at 307-332-4647 or email Leckardt@landerwyoming.org
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  • WRPA Incentive Program

    WRPA Incentive Plan Program

    The Mission of the WRPA Incentive Program (WIP) is to increase membership participation in all aspects of the WRPA by providing an incentive plan that will reward members for their professional efforts and recognize members for years of service, involvement and contributions to the WRPA.  The plan will encourage current WRPA members to continue their individual career growth and dedication to the field of Recreation and Parks.

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