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Get Outdoors Pennsylvania

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What is Get Outdoors PA?

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources developed Get Outdoors PA to further engage state park and forest visitors in outdoor recreation programming while imparting a stewardship message.

Since 2004, Get Outdoors PA programs have helped people safely experience new activities including snowshoeing, camping, kayaking, fishing and more. In 2013, this popular program was launched in local parks to include partners like you. The need for healthy, guided outdoor recreation goes well beyond state park and forest borders. It is needed in every community across the state. Become a Community Partner today, visit Get Outdoors PA!

PRPS has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation to administer the program.

Get Outdoors PA Mini-Grants
The Get Outdoors PA Mini-Grant program provides reimbursement grants of $1,500-$3,000 to help fund equipment and training related to outdoor programming. A 50% cash match is required. Applicants must be Get Outdoors PA Community Partners and be a local government entity or 501c3 non-profit. If you're not currently a Community Partner, apply online today. The program is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The 2017 Get Outdoors PA Mini-Grant program manual and application can be found on the Get Outdoors PA Community Partner Portal. Applicants must be Get Outdoors PA Community Partners approved in 2016 or earlier and be a local government entity or 501c3 non-profit. Contact Emily Gates at info@getoutdoorspa.org with any questions and/or to discuss your application.

Get Outdoors PA Mini-Grants: 2017 Get Outdoors PA Mini-Grant Fact Sheet

Past Awardees: 2015, 2016

Get Outdoors PA Webinars

Get Outdoors PA webinars are provided free of charge to existing and potential Get Outdoors PA Community Partners. The webinars focus on many aspects of outdoor recreation programming.

View upcoming webinars and access past webinar presentation slides and recordings here.

 


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