Elisabeth Fondriest

Chief of the Recreation Grant Programs Branch at National Park Service

Elisabeth is currently the Chief of the Recreation Grant Programs Branch in the National Park Service’s State and Local Assistance Division. She has been in federal service for almost 25 years, administering a variety of financial assistance programs that address recreation, land protection, and natural resource management so that our lands, waters, and other outdoor recreation resources can be preserved for public use and enjoyment, now and forever. She has had the privilege of helping to create and stand-up two new grant programs: the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program during her tenure with NOAA’s Coastal Zone Management Program and the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program at the NPS.

Elisabeth has a Master of Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Smith College. When not at work she can most frequently be found out on the Anacostia River (Washington, DC’s other river!), where she is a competitive sweep rower and sculler, as well as a rowing coach.


Urban Park Grant Opportunity - Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP)

Monday, June 20
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM