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.
Happy Earth Day my park and recreation friends! Today’s the day dedicated to creating awareness for a healthier and more sustainable environment. However, we know that as park and recreation professionals our earth day is really everyday as you work to create awareness and support conservation efforts in your community.
So just how do park and recreation agencies participate in Earth Day every day? We’ll share a few!
Earth Week, a time to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this planet and make some changes so generations years from now can enjoy the same scenery we have today. Parks play a huge role, not only during Earth Week, but every week to protect natural resources and encourage conservation practices so that we have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the environment.
And while these conservation practices happen all year long, Earth Week can inspire us to get even more involved. But how? We have 5 ways!
A few weeks ago, we told you all
about the plans the NRPA Green Team put together for celebrating Earth Day
and Earth Week here at NRPA HQ. Our week
wrapped up this past Friday and I think I can speak for the whole staff; it is
amazing how much good you can do in just a little bit of time.
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