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 TRPEF paper membership form or 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 payment information or choose TRPEF under committees when you join/renew your TRPA membership 

TRPEF Certification Scholarship!  Click here to download the application and learn more.

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

  • February 1, 2020 certification scholarship
  • July 1, 2020 professional scholarships.
  • October 1, 2020 student scholarships
  • January 1, 2021 professional scholarships for schools/workshops 
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 raises scholarship and professional scholarship money - Special thanks to all who donated and bid in the 2019 TRPEF Auction helping raise money for scholarships for 2020!
  • Helping fund speakers at the TRPA Conference.

Upcoming TRPEF Board Meetings (all meetings are at 10amCT/11amET and held electronically unless otherwise noted)
January 17, 2020

2020 TRPEF Board Members
Aaron Browning - Chair, East TN
Gary Rudolph - Vice Chair, Central TN
Jamison Sliger- Treasurer East TN
Anne Marshall- Secretary, Central TN
Sybil Dancer - Professional Development, West TN
Kitty Frazier - East TN Rep
Michael Hutchinson- Student Services, West TN
Marcus Robinson- West TN Rep
Marty Smith- Central TN