Monday, Jul 1, 2013
The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program just released two short videos to show how the NPS helps local leaders get their conservation and outdoor recreation ideas on the ground.
The videos highlight projects in communities across the nation, from improving surface and safety on an equestrian trail in Compton to connecting nearby communities along the Harlem River.
Both videos are universally accessible, with audio description and closed captioning.
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program helps community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers and natural areas, and create recreation opportunities through locally led partnerships.
Program staff frequently collaborate with other national parks and programs to leverage resources and expertise to help communities near parks with shared local conservation and outdoor recreation projects. These kinds of projects can help improve quality of life in communities and significantly increase access, value, benefits, and awareness of national parks.
We encourage you to share the videos with parks, partners, and community leaders who have an interest in connecting with and improving trails, rivers, and parks in their own backyards.
Watch both videos on the NPS YouTube channel: Working With Communities and Making Your Community's Vision a Reality.
View the audio described versions: Working With Communities and Making Your Community's Vision a Reality.