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2023 BDR ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

BDR RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Click HERE for the full report!

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Lackawanna County Opens Survey for ATV Park or Trails

Lackawanna County is conducting a feasibility study to identify sustainable, accessible land for ATV and motorized recreation. The public survey regarding the project is live until December 31st.

Click HERE to take the survey!

Click the image below to learn more about the Lackawanna County ATV Feasibility Study!

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Greenways & Trails Summit September 17-19, 2023, Scranton, PA

Monday September 18 – Trends in Motorized Recreation in PA

For the first time in the history of The Commonwealth we have arranged a full three session one day ‘track’ that focuses on motorized recreation in PA. We anticipate that a strong showing of motorized enthusiasts attending this trails summit may open eyes and doors for inclusion and equity for motorized recreation to be included in future State Park and Recreation Conferences and Trails Summits as this trail user group has historically remained underserved and underrepresented.

Please consider attending (Monday only or all) of this Fall Trails Summit. Registration is now open at: WeConservePA.org/greenways-trails-summit

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Explore Potter County ATV/UTV Club

Formed in 2020, the Potter County Atv/Utv Club has thrived in combining ATV/UTV recreation with youth training, responsible riding and community service. Their group outings and events are designed around taking in our beautiful surroundings while supporting local businesses. Click the link below to catch up with one of the founding members, Brad Smith, who gives us some insight on their active organization.

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ALERT! DCNR Announces Grant Cycle for 2022!

News ALERT!! DCNR Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants!! Reach out to PaOHV for grant-writing assistance at paohvassn@gmail.com!

The annual application period for DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grants is now open.

Please note that for those applying for funding under the ATV or Snowmobile Management Restricted Accounts, grant applications will open Tuesday, Feb. 1. Applications for the 2022 grant round will be accepted through 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Apr. 6. Funds can support projects such as: Planning, acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of public parks, Trail planning and construction, River conservation and access, Land acquisition and conservation, Streamside tree planting, Regional and statewide partnerships.

In 2021, the Community Conservation Partnerships Program awarded over $70 million for more than 300 recreation and conservation projects across Pennsylvania. Applicants should contact their Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Regional Advisor to discuss project ideas and application requirements prior to submitting. You can find that information HERE.

To apply for a grant, please use the DCNR Grants Customer Service Portal at https://apps.dcnr.pa.gov/grants/ or click HERE. For more information on each grant type, check out the DCNR YouTube page’s grant workshop playlist.

With our 2022 grant round open, we’ll be bringing you grant application tips in each e-news during the application period. These grants are competitive, so it’s important to submit the best application you can.

This week’s tip: contact your Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Regional Advisor early. Even if you aren’t starting your application right now, it’s still good to connect with your regional advisor. Your advisor can visit your site and offer suggestions to refine both your project idea and your grant application. Our regional advisors get very busy with these site visits, which is why it’s so important to contact them early. That way you can get your visit scheduled and still have time to complete your application.

Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, Feb. 1 – Spring ATV/Snowmobile grant round opens

Friday – Saturday, Feb. 25-26 – Keystone Coldwater Conference (State College)

Saturday, Feb. 26 – Environmental Advisory Council Network Conference (virtual)

Wednesday – Friday, March 16-18 – Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference (Gettysburg)

Tuesday – Friday, Mar. 29-Apr. 1 – 75th annual Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society conference (Pocono Manor)

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