RMC Hosts Workshop on Funding Opportunities for Parks and Open Space

RMC Hosts Workshop on Funding Opportunities for Parks and Open Space

Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

How do we make our communities greener, cleaner, safer and healthier? Cities, non-profit groups and community-based organizations are invited to a Project Development Workshop hosted by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), on Friday, April 19, 2002, to learn about development and funding of community projects that result in more parks and recreational spaces for local communities.

This free community workshop is a critical component in the creation of more green space in the Los Angeles region. The workshop is intended to help communities develop projects in the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers Watersheds. The morning session will focus on the types of projects encouraged by the RMC– open space, parks, trails, and multi-objective projects, which combine the former will be discussed, -- detailing how to develop and fund such projects. The afternoon session will focus on funding opportunities such as state bond funds with particular attention to Proposition 12 Resources Agency Rivers Grant Programs. A representative of the Resources Agency grant program will be available to answer questions.

Interesting Facts: Most of Los Angeles residents live in a watershed. A watershed is the area drained by a river and its tributaries. The watershed of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers cover 1,460 square miles of the Los Angeles metropolitan region, an area with more than 7 million residents. There are approximately 30 square miles of parks and usable open space in the entire region, with the potential for many more parks, trails and natural areas. The RMC hopes to encourage citizens and local governments to become involved in the creation of green spaces for their neighborhoods. This workshop promises to be a "genuine tool for future open space planning and for identifying funding opportunities from federal, state and private sources" declares Belinda Faustinos, Interim Executive Officer of the RMC. Anyone interested in improving the quality of life in his or her neighborhood should attend.

For more information, call the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, (626) 458-4315 or visit the RMC website: http://www.rmc.ca.gov

Related Link: http://www.rmc.ca.gov

For more information contact:

Belinda Faustinos
Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
900 S. Fremont
CA 91802

Phone: 626.458.4315
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.rmc.ca.gov

Posted April 15, 2002

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