City Parks Alliance is hosting an Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program technical assistance webinar in partnership with 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.