Protecting open space, connecting children to nature, and engaging communities in conservation practices.

Core to the mission of public parks and recreation is the preservation of natural resources and the promotion of good conservation and stewardship practices. In today’s world, where conservation and environmental stewardship is on everyone’s minds, public parks and lands are viewed as essential to protect open space and preserve nature – our land, water, trees, open space, wildlife.

 

 

Conservation Initiatives

Wildlife Explorers

Wildlife Explorers

Wildlife Explorers is NRPA’s turn-key initiative that connects youth to nature by utilizing local park and recreation spaces to encourage nature discovery. 

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Great Urban Parks Campaign

Great Urban Parks Campaign

NRPA’s Great Urban Parks Campaign aims to improve environmental and social outcomes in underserved communities through green infrastructure projects in local parks. 

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Monarch Butterfly

Parks for Monarchs

NRPA is part of the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV), a partnership of national organizations and government agencies that are leading the way to restore monarch populations nationwide. Through MJV, NRPA is better connecting our members and our network of parks to monarch conservation resources. 

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 Click here to learn more about NRPA's other initiatives aimed at connecting communities to nature and preserving open space.

 

Conservation Resources

Conservation Poster

Conservation Poster

Download a PDF copy of our Conservation poster to display at your agency or share with the public. (High Resolution version or Low Resolution version)

 

 

Position Statement

 

Other Resources

News Stories

2.16.17Top Story

Conn. reveals land-preservation plan

2.16.17Around the Country

Nashville, Tenn., proposes 10-year parks master plan

2.16.17Around the Country

Nonprofit works to transform park into community garden