Recorded Webinars


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Grant Funding for Partnership Projects-
February 3, 2015

Presented by: Mike Piaskowski, Landscapes & Education Services Section. 

This webinar was designed for those interested in obtaining grant funding to support public recreation, conservation or heritage initiatives across a state-wide or regional landscape. Partnerships Program project categories include: Convening, Education and Training; Special Purpose Planning; Implementation; and Mini-Grant programs. This webinar provide a general Partnerships Program overview to include: eligible project activities; funding sources; matching requirements; and strategies on how to create a competitive grant application. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask general Partnerships Program questions. Click here to view this webinar.

DCNR’s BRC Grant Funding for Recreation and Conservation Projects- January 28, 2015
Presented by:  Jay Schreibman, Recreation and Parks Advisor, Southcentral Regional Office 
 
This webinar was designed for new applicants interested in obtaining grant funding for public recreation and conservation projects. Participants received an overview of our grant program, our new on-line application process, eligible types of projects and applicants, matching fund requirements, and strategies on how to create a “ready-to-go” competitive grant application. This webinar also provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions to BRC staff. Click here to view this webinar.

 

Recruiting the Next Generation of Volunteers for Community Parks and Recreation - October 9, 2014
Presented by:
Susan E. Landes, Executive Director, Lancaster Recreation Commission & Kathleen T. Muller, CPRP, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department

Across Pennsylvania, volunteers are providing community parks and recreation services – maintaining parks, building trails, managing swimming pools, running recreation programs. In small, rural communities, in suburban areas, and in large, urban places, volunteers are the lifeblood of parks and recreation. Are you struggling to find new, younger volunteers? Are the same people doing all of the work…and getting burned out? Are your numbers of volunteers dwindling? Are you confident and comfortable engaging the citizens in your community before there is a crisis or issue?  How do you expand your volunteer network, build citizen leadership, and engage new partners?  This webinar provided strategies to attract and retain younger volunteers for community parks and recreation and to build sustainable support for parks and recreation. Topics included the differences among generations and how that relates to volunteering, successful recruiting techniques and ideas, how to create a younger-friendly volunteer culture and the best ways to manage younger volunteers.  Younger generations have unique characteristics that affect how you recruit, motivate and manage them as volunteers. To add younger people to your volunteer ranks, an understanding of what is important to them and valued by them is necessary.
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Partnerships Project Administration - March 21, 2014
Presented by:
Michael Piaskowski, Chief, River, Heritage Areas and Partnerships Section, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, DCNR

During this session we will review Partnerships Program administration policies and procedures. We will discuss administrative responsibilities of both the grantee and the state. We will discuss how to find and properly fill out payment request forms. Mini-grant program administration will also be covered. We will also cover how best to communicate with and submit forms to your Bureau Project Manager.

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Michael Piaskowski, Chief, River, Heritage Areas and Partnerships Section, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, DCNR

“NOTE: The information regarding e-Grants contained in the second half of this webinar is now outdated and should be disregarded.  An updated 2015 presentation will be posted soon.”    

Assembling a Competitive Round 20 PARTNERSHIPS Program Grant Application - March 7, 2014 Presented by:  Mike Piaskowski

During this webinar we will provide an overview of PA DCNR’s Partnerships Grant Program and steps applicants can take to prepare a competitive 2014 grant application. Time will be spent discussing the grant application and required supplementary documentation.

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How to Apply for Recreation and Conservation Grants -  March 5, 2014
Presented by:
  Lori Yeich, Natural Resource Program Supervisor, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, DCNR

This Webinar provided information to potential applicants on DCNR grants available for public recreation and conservation projects. Grants are funded through a variety of grant programs including the Keystone Recreation and Conservation Fund, Environmental Stewardship Fund, Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Participants of this Grant Webinar were provided information on projects eligible for DCNR’s grant funds, how to develop a competitive “ready-to-go” application, eligible applicants, and matching fund requirements. Participants also received guidance and updates on the eGrants application process and the documents required for each type of project, and had the opportunity to interact with Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff.

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Planning Your Sojourn and Year Round River Program for Success
Presented by:  Josh Karns, PA Organization of Watersheds & Rivers

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Title: “Meadows 101 – Establishing and Maintaining Native Grass / Wildflower Meadows”
Presented by: Drew Gilchrist, SE Regional Recreation Adviser, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, DCNR

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Title: "Funding Opportunities for Recreation and Conservation Projects"
Presented by: Lori Yeich, DCNR and DCED staff.

This webinar was designed for new applicants interested in obtaining grant funding for public recreation and conservation projects from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation grant program and the new Greenways, Trails and Recreation grant program managed by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED). The webinar provided a general overview of both grant programs, eligible types of projects and applicants, matching fund requirements, and strategies on how to create a “ready to go” competitive grant application. 

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FINANCING COMMUNITY PARKS AND RECREATION

Title:  "Budget for Success"
Presented by:  Ronald J. Woodhead, CPRP, CPSI, Director, Centre Region Parks & Recreation
 
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Title:  "Master Your Budgets"  
 Presented by:  Ronald J. Woodhead, CPRP, CPSI, Director, Centre Region Parks & Recreation
 
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RECREATION AND PARKS BOARD ROLES & RESPONSIBILTIES 
 
Title: "Recreation and Park Board Basics 101" 
Presented by:  Judy Houck, CPRP, Director or Parks, Recreation and Public Works, Township of Spring
 
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Title: "Invasive Plant Management"
Presented by: 
·         Drew Gilchrist, SE Regional Recreation Adviser, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, DCNR
·         Daniel Barringer, Invasive Management Coordinator, Natural Lands Trust
·         Carrie Gilbert, Botanist, Bureau of Forestry, Ecological Services, DCNR
 
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Free ADA Webinar for Parks, Recreation and Trails
Do you know what is required to meet ADA standards and guidelines when planning and developing park and recreation facilities and trails?  DCNR sponsored a free webinar that addressed this, as well as where to find guidance on the draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas.  Ian Brown, Community Accessibility Coordinator with the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living discussed when, where, and how both the 2010 ADA standards and the draft guidelines for outdoor developed areas need to be applied, and why you need to be proactive in planning and designing for accessibility.  
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