Last week, President Trump released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018. To redirect funding to other priorities, the president has suggested deep cuts and even elimination of federal programs that support local parks and recreation. In a statement, NRPA President and CEO, Barbara Tulipane, expressed our disappointment in the suggested cuts as they threaten key environmental and community programs. On NRPA's Open Space blog, NRPA's Public Policy Team breaks down the cuts and what they could mean for the field. The bottom line — the time is now to reach out to your members of Congress and ask them to support our priorities.
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