Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Technical Assistance

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Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Technical Assistance

NOTE: This technical assistance webinar includes information on the 2021 ORLP grants. For the most up-to-date information, mark your calendar for the 2023 ORLP technical assistance webinar in October.

City Parks Alliance, and our partners the National Recreation and Park Association and the Trust for Public Land, are hosting an Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program technical assistance webinar with the National Park Service.

National Park Service staff will provide tips on how to write a strong ORLP application, go over the suggested formats for the forms, and answer questions.


Ginger Carter, Grants Management Specialist, National Park Service

Ginger Carter has a background in historic preservation and planning.  She’s been with the National Park Service since 1992, managing grant programs to preserve battlefield lands, rehabilitate properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and to assist Tribal Historic Preservation Offices before moving into the State and Local Assistance Programs office as the Lead for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program in January of 2021.

Elisabeth Fondriest, Branch Chief, Recreation Grants Programs, National Park Service

Elisabeth is currently the Chief of the Recreation Grant Programs Branch in the National Park Service’s State and Local Assistance Division.  She has been in federal service for almost 25 years, administering a variety of financial assistance programs that address recreation, land protection, and natural resource management so that our lands, waters, and other outdoor recreation resources can be preserved for public use and enjoyment, now and forever.  She has had the privilege of helping to create and stand-up two new grant programs: the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program during her tenure with NOAA’s Coastal Zone Management Program and the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program at the NPS.

Elisabeth has a Master of Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Smith College. When not at work she can most frequently be found out on the Anacostia River (Washington, DC’s other river!), where she is a competitive sweep rower and sculler, as well as a rowing coach.

Julie Waterman, Advocacy Director, City Parks Alliance

As advocacy director, Julie works to advance federal legislation that provides funding for city parks. Julie oversees the development of CPA’s advocacy materials and manages its Mayors for Parks Coalition, a bipartisan coalition of 50 mayors from across the country that advocate for strong park systems.

Previously, Julie was the director of external relations at Population Action International (PAI). Prior to PAI, Julie served as the first president of The Partnership Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit collaborative organization comprised of 20 participating groups, including the largest environmental advocacy organizations in the country. Julie has 20 years of experience with prestigious non-profit conservation and family planning organizations, focusing on advocacy, coalition building, board management, fundraising and public relations.

She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She spends hours in Rock Creek Park with her dog Cody.

Bianca Shulaker, 10-Minute Walk Campaign, Interim Director former Federal Grants Manager, The Trust for Public Land

Support for this work is provided by:

Jul 14, 2021
3:00-4:30 pm ET
2021 Recording Available


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