Presentations and Handouts


Recorded Webinars

Recorded webinars and grant tutorials


Session Title: Fundraising for Friends Groups
Presented by: Marci Mowery, President, Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

Description: Fundraising for your facility is an important role played by friends groups. Join the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) President Marci Mowery and local PPFF chapter leaders to discuss successful fundraising efforts by friends, examine potential obstacles to avoid, and share ideas in fundraising. The format will be discussion, small groups, and lecture.

Session Title: Grants – You Want One… I’ve Got One! Here’s What You Need to Do –
Presented by: Beth Helterbran, Recreation and Parks Adviser, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Description: Back by popular demand… learn how you can secure DCNR grant funds to develop and rehabilitate your park or trail facilities. It’s as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE! 1. Create a great project 2. Work to identify and tackle potential issues and concerns before you apply 3. Learn how to develop a complete and competitive grant application

Session Title: “Green” Your Project: Funding Opportunities for Your Recreation and Conservation Projects 
Presented By: Jay Schreibman, Regional Recreation and Parks Adviser, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Ryan Emerson, Economic Development Analyst, PA Department of Community and Economic Development

Description: Despite economic challenges, the demand for parks, recreation areas, trails and greenways in every part of the Commonwealth remains high. Hear about two different funding opportunities that can transform your park and trail dreams into reality. Participants will gain knowledge on how best to position their projects for grant funding from the PA DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program and the PA DCED’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (funded from Act 13 or 2012 – Impact Fee).

Session Title: Building Intrigue and Loyalty With the Get Outdoors PA Brand 
Presented by: Gretchen Leslie, Director of Education, Communications, and Partnerships, PA DCNR

Description: Attracting participants to programs and keeping them coming back for more is a top challenge for recreation professionals. Having a distinctive brand that people know and trust will help to effectively market your programs. Get Outdoors PA Community Partners have a major marketing edge due to their access to the Get Outdoors PA Brand, a brand known for creating memorable outdoor experiences. Learn about what goes in to building brand identity and, specifically, how to use the Get Outdoors PA brand to your advantage. Developing local Get Outdoors PA brand awareness will identify your programs as distinctive and unforgettable!!

Session Title: Meeting the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for Recreation Facilities 
Presented by: Mark Derry, President/CEO, Eastlake, Derry & Associates, Facilitated by: Alex Tatanish, Recreation and Parks Supervisor, PA DCNR, Bureau of Recreation

Description: This session will present accessible design requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, attendees will learn to navigate the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, and how to apply those standards to their recreation and park facilities. Discover tools, checklists, and other technical resources to help you evaluate your recreation and park facilities.

Session Title: SCORP – How Do Pennsylvanians Value and Use the Great Outdoors? The Survey Says
Presented by: Diane Kripas, Division Chief, Recreation and Conservation Partnerships Division, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, PA DCNR

Description: Learn about survey results and the process that will shape the 2014-2018 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. What are potential goals and recommendations? How can you participate in the process that will help shape statewide funding and program priorities over the next five years? Pennsylvania has had an award-winning approach to statewide recreation planning, and this will be your opportunity to stay informed.