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Upcoming Events

Bavarian Boondockers Snowfest
Date: November 16th, 2019
Location: Leavenworth Festhalle, Leavenworth

A party in Leavenworth for snowmobilers!  This Boondockers’ event is one not to be missed.  Visit with WSSA, local dealers and other exhibitors as the snow begins to pile
up in the mountains surrounding
town.  Visit 
www.bavarianboondockers.com  for details.

WSSA Meeting
Date: January 11th, 2020
Location:  Centenial Center, Cle Elum

Come get a mid-season update on WSSA projects, the grooming program, and whatever else may be going on.  Meeting starts at 9am.  Lunch available on site for additional cost. 

WSSA All Trails to Olympia Day
Date: January 28th, 2020
Location: Olympia Capitol

Did you know we almost lost $2 Million from our Snowmobile Program last spring?  That would have eliminated our grooming program for this new season.  This is why it is important to visit your legislators.  Come to Olympia on the January 28th.  Details posted in the Snoflyer as the event draws near. 

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date: February 14th-17th, 2020
Location: Campbell’s Resort, Chelan

Join us for four days of fun in Chelan.  Experienced off-trail riding groups as well as family-friendly trail rides.  WSSA and the local clubs will set up rides you’ll LOVE!  Dinner on Friday and Saturday as well as some type of entertainment.  Plenty to do in Chelan and a casino is nearby if you want to take a break from sledding.  Join us! 

WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 14th, 2020
Location:  TBD

Season wrap-up.  Find out what is planned for the upcoming summer and fall and help set WSSA’s budget for the following year.  Meeting starts at 9am.  Lunch in the restaurant downstairs.

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 10th-13th, 2020
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Take a vacation to Saskatchewan and become involved in snowmobiling at the international level!  Find out how snowmobiling and snowmobile programs differ across the U.S. and Canada.  A fun and educational time awaits!  Visit www.snowmobilers.org/isc for details.

WSSA Summer Meeting & Campout
Date:  August 14th-16th, 2020
Location: Blu-Stastin RV Park, Peshastin (Blewett Pass)

A fun family campout with meals provided Friday night through Sunday morning (for $20 per person).  Meeting starts at 9am on Saturday.




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Grants

 

Click on the type of grant you are interested in for detailed information.


WSSA Trail/Trailhead Grant
RCO/NRTP Grants
ISMA Grants 

WSSA Trail/Trailhead Grants

The WSSA Trail/Trail Head Grant program is a quick and easy way for a club to receive help with small projects.  Grants are limited to $1,000 per club, but clubs can team together on one project, increasing the total funding.  (Each club must submit a separate application.)


Examples of projects eligible for this grant includes brushing or clearing of trails, signage, gravel, bridges, gates, rental equipment for such work, parking lot repair or to use as matching funds for NRTP grants.  This grant is not for trail grooming or snow plowing activities.

The grant process is simple.  The clubs applying for a grant must have current membership in WSSA.  The deadline to apply is April 1st.  The grants will be awarded by June 1st.  This will allow the clubs to perform the work in the prime summer and fall months.  (Projects must be completed by December 31st, upon which time photos and an article on the project are to go to the Snoflyer for publication.  If this trail grant is being used for matching an NRTP grant, please state that and the grant will have the same completion date as the NRTP grant.) 

All applications for grants will go to Roxanne Brittain of the Grant Committee.  Roxanne will forward the grants to the rest of the Grant Committee and the appropriate District Reps for input.  District Reps will contact the club contact on the application and verify the project.  If necessary, the District Rep will make a field review.  It is important that the District Reps know what their clubs are doing.  The District Rep will then report back to the Grant Committee.  After consultation and if approved, the Committee will forward the club’s request/application to the WSSA Treasurer for payment to the club.

Please be sure to read the grant application carefully as there are two items that must be attached to it--a map of the project site and land owner permission.  Grant applications without these two items will not be considered for funds.
 

Contact Roxanne Brittain at rbfossil@gmail.com or (509) 658-2045 with any questions you may have.

 

WSSA Trail Grant Application (PDF)

RCO/NRTP Grants

National Recreational Trails Program (NRTP) Grants are administered through the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). These grants can be used to fund large projects, but have strict rules which need to be followed closely.  Funding limits span $5,000 to $50,000 for development and maintenance grants and $5,000 to $10,000 for education grants.  Eligible grant types include:  

 

    • Trail/Trailhead development and renovation
    • Maintenance of trails and facilities (includes grooming)
    • Education and safety

 

Funding for education and maintenance can be requested for two consecutive years.  WSSA wants to help your snowmobile club or related organization in pursuing these grants to the benefit of snowmobilers.  Please contact WSSA President Sandy Sternod at ssternod@gmail.com or (206) 915-3559 for assistance or to answer questions.

 

ISMA Grants

International Snowmobile Manufacturer Association (ISMA) Grants are reserved for state snowmobile organizations in good standing with the ACSA.  Basically this means these grants are available to WSSA and not individual clubs.  That being said, if your club has a need meeting ISMA criteria, you are encouraged to contact WSSA to apply for a grant.  Eligible grant types include:


    • Promotion of the GoSnowmobiling.org campaign
    • Safety and environmental projects
    • Increasing or maintaining land access
    • Precedent setting lawsuits regarding land access
    • Economic impact studies


ISMA Grants are considerably less involved than IAC/NRTP Grants.  Please contact WSSA President Sandy Sternod at ssternod@gmail.com or (206) 915-3559 for assistance or to answer questions.