NRPA released the results of the first economic impact study capturing the tremendous
nationwide contribution that thousands of local and regional parks make to the
U.S. economy. America’s local and regional public park agencies generated
nearly $140 billion in economic activity and supported almost 1 million jobs
from their operations and capital spending alone in 2013. Beyond the headline numbers, there are five things that you
should take away from The Economic Impact
of Local Parks study.
It never ceases to me amaze me how quickly Thanksgiving comes around. It literally feels like yesterday we were saying goodbye to summer and getting ready for the NRPA Annual Conference. But alas, Thanksgiving is here.
If you have read the NRPA blog the last few years we started a tradition with our Thanksgiving-themed blog posts that we hope you look forward to just as much as you do that special pie or side dish at your Thanksgiving feast! And this year, the tradition continues.
In the past two years, NRPA has initiated an intensive
effort to engage park and recreation agencies in helping to save the monarch
butterfly. In recognition of these collective efforts, NRPA has been accepted
into the Monarch Joint Venture, a partnership of national and regional
organizations, universities, and governmental agencies all working to protect
and conserve the monarch.
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