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Community-Led Conservation and Recreation Funding Open for Application

By January 25, 2013

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hikingThe National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program is accepting applications for 2014 conservation and outdoor recreation projects. RTCA announced that it will help more than 250 communities with projects that improve local access to nature.

Applications for 2014 RTCA projects are due by August 1, 2013. Visit www.nps.gov/rtca for more information.

RTCA collaborates with communities by providing expertise and planning assistance for natural resource and recreation projects. Projects include tail development, river conservation and park building and maintenance.

"One of the major goals of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative is to connect people to nature by expanding recreational opportunities," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "Through the RTCA program, the National Park Service works with local governments and organizations to provide close to home outdoor experiences for millions of people."

A complete list of 2013 projects by state is available online.

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