Mission: TRPEF strives to improve the quality of life for all Tennesseans by promoting an appreciation and understanding of the merits and values of recreation and parks.  The organization achieves these objectives through charitable causes, educational endeavors and scientific research.

TRPEF Donations

JOIN TRPEF Click here to join using the TRPA paper membership form log in to your TRPA account and click on "My Groups" then scroll down and choose TRPEF "Join now"  The system will take you to the pament information.or choose TRPEF under committees when you join/renew your TRPA membership or 

TRPEF holds one Student Scholarship and two Professional Scholarship cycles each year deadlines are:

  • September  8, 2017 student scholarships
  • January 1, 2018 professional scholarships for schools/workshops held January-June 2018
  • July 1, 2018 professional scholarships for schools/workshops held July-December 2018
To complete a scholarship application, please click on the links above and download the form and criteria.

Other TRPEF Projects include:

  • The annual Silent Auction and other events at the TRPA Conference to raise scholarship and professional scholarship money - Special thanks to all who donated and bid in the 2016 TRPEF Auction helping raise money for scholarships for 2017!!
  • Funding of research tools and helping fund speakers at the TRPA Conference.
  • TRPEF Walk About Fund Raiser at the TRPA Conference.  Thank you to all who made our Walk About such a success!

Up coming TRPEF Board Meetings (all meetings are at 10amCT/11amET and held electronically, unless otherwise noted)
October 6, 2017

2017 TRPEF Board Members
Dr. Mark Fly - Chair
Tony Black - Vice Chair
Shan Criswell - Secretary
Sue Stuhl - Treasurer
Bonnie Gamble 
Joe Walsh
Angela Jackson
Nancy Cates
Marty Smith