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Feb
21
Fri
11:59 pm Award Nominations Deadline
Award Nominations Deadline
Feb 21 @ 11:59 pm
Award Nominations Deadline
MTRPA, an affiliate of the National Recreation & Park Association, presents awards annually to recognize individuals, organizations and agencies for significant contributions to the parks and recreation profession. Learn more and nominate someone today!
Mar
1
Sun
11:59 pm Presenters Deadline
Presenters Deadline
Mar 1 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Presenters Deadline
The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities at our MTRPA 2020 Conference. Learn more and submit your presentation today!
Mar
13
Fri
11:59 pm Scholarship Deadline
Scholarship Deadline
Mar 13 @ 11:59 pm
Scholarship Deadline
The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association annually awards the Dr. Steve McCool and Dr. Joel Meier Academic Scholarship to a Montana college student at an accredited University or College with a declared major in[...]
Apr
19
Sun
all-day MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA CONFERENCE 2020 Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks and Recreation April 19 – 22 Copper King Hotel & Convention Center Butte, MT Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation is excited to host[...]

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Call for Presenters Still Open

The MTRPA 2020 Conference committee is still taking submissions for presentations, sessions, & workshops. Deadline March 1st.

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The Montana Trails Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference will be held April 19 – 22, 2020, at the Copper King Hotel Butte, MT. The conference theme is “Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks and Recreation”. We plan to highlight Earth Day and Arbor Day at the conference.

The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities. We are seeking thought provoking speakers with professional, cutting edge interactive education sessions, and presentations that can provide information and proven methods to successfully manage and maintain parks, trails, recreation programs, and any insight on the tracks listed below.
Program tracks include:
1. Trails Maintenance/Management/SCORP
2. Recreation Programming/Facilities/Management/Special Events
3. Park/Resource Maintenance & Management/Urban Forestry

Topic ideas may include but not limited to: Greenway, Urban Forestry, Aquatics, Special Event planning & programming, Leave No Trace/Tread Lightly, SCORP, federal funding authorizations, Children in Nature, Superfund & Environmental education, building active communities, reliable source of funding, trail planning , design, and maintenance, park & golf course maintenance and vegetation, irrigation: uses and design, heritage tourism – recreation, public lands – urban trail connections, finance sustainability , volunteer training, liability & risk assessment.
1. Sessions will be 1 hour & 15 minutes in length – there is a possibility for part I & part II back-to-back sessions if your topic warrants 2+ hours.
2. If you have specific questions about program concepts/formats feel free to contact the Program Chairs:

JP Gallagher – jgallagher@bsb.mt.gov
Jocelyn Dodge jocedodge@gmail.com
Mark Fisher – mfisher@bsb.mt.gov

3. Please submit proposals in electronic format via email to: jgallagher@bsb.mt.gov by March 1, 2020

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