Atlanta Coca Cola blog 410

Tackling Plastic Pollution and Improving a Community in Atlanta

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on October 16, 2019

Communities across the country are trying to keep their public places and waterways clean from litter and create healthy ecosystems — and the solutions can start right at home in our parks.

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Park Metrics blog 410

Know Where You Are to Determine Where You Should Go

By Melissa May | Posted on October 15, 2019

The benchmarking data found within NRPA Park Metrics helps assist your agency in determining how its budget, personnel, activities, facilities, policies and more currently compare to agencies across the nation.

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NRPA’s Community Engagement Training: Delving Into Equity and Inclusion

By Jennifer Nguyen | Posted on October 10, 2019

On September 23, before the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference officially began, 36 professionals took part in a lively, engaging discussion on community engagement, inclusion and equity.

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Ultra-Runners Join Monarch Butterflies on Their 2600 Mile Migration South to Mexico

By Rich Dolesh | Posted on October 10, 2019

Running the southern migration route of monarchs from Canada to southern Mexico is an attempt to bring international attention to the plight of the monarch butterfly, a species whose Eastern population has crashed more than 90 percent in the past 20 years.

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Safe Routes to Parks blog 410

Five Ways to Create an Inclusive, Equitable Safe Routes to Parks Initiative

By Margaux Mennesson | Posted on October 9, 2019

Improving safe park access requires thoughtful assessment and inclusion of strategies aimed at overcoming injustices in each stage of a community’s Safe Routes to Parks efforts.

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What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? — Episode 050

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on October 8, 2019

Since it’s our 50th episode of Open Space Radio and we’ve been reflecting on when we first started, we're using this episode to explore one of the questions we asked while we were in Baltimore at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference: What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

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Welcome to Baltimore blog 410

Welcome to Baltimore! — Episode 049

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 20, 2019

Tune in on your way to Baltimore for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference to hear valuable insider tips on making the most of your time at conference, things that are new to the conference this year and the events that you won’t want to miss!

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We’re Going Live at the NRPA Annual Conference!

By Audrey Fox | Posted on September 18, 2019

The best moments from the NRPA Annual Conference are coming to your newsfeed!

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Public Policy NRPA Conference blog 410

Learn How to Influence Public Policy at the 2019 NRPA Conference

By Kate Clabaugh | Posted on September 16, 2019

NRPA’s Public Policy Team is excited to share three opportunities for you to advocate on behalf of park and recreation policy priorities and influence your Members of Congress as part of the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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American Water grant blog 410

Building Better Communities Through Water-Inspired Play Areas

By Michele White CAE, IOM | Posted on September 13, 2019

Since 2014, NRPA and the American Water Charitable Foundation have partnered to support 14 grants to communities throughout the country to support nature and water-inspired play spaces.

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LWCF Apportionment blog 410

$170.6 Million to Support Outdoor Recreation through LWCF

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently released the annual apportionment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program.

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Parks and GI blog 410

Parks + Green Infrastructure = Healthy Communities

By Jenny Cox | Posted on September 10, 2019

Parks themselves play a key role in disaster recovery when natural disasters strike, but when they implement green infrastructure they also function as spaces that mitigate the impacts of these disasters.

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Digital Marketing: It’s All About the Data — Episode 048

By Cort Jones | Posted on September 10, 2019

Digital marketing can be a useful tool for park and recreation agencies that want to promote their programs, special events and other offerings to a broader audience, but it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know where to start.

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Family Park Visit blog 410

How to Make the Most of Your Family’s Park Visit

By Ben Tejes | Posted on September 4, 2019

A park advocate shares the toolkit he and his wife put together to help maximize their park visits with their two young daughters.

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Blue Green Algae blog 410

Dogs’ Deaths Prompt Concern Over Toxic Algae Found in Public Recreation Ponds and Lakes

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on September 3, 2019

Tragic deaths of beloved dogs from suspected poisoning from blue-green algae have occurred recently in public recreational lakes and ponds in North Carolina, Texas and Georgia.

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Programming for the Young and Young-at-Heart — Episode 047

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 29, 2019

Today, we’re looking at intergenerational programming – what it is, how it’s working in the field and how it’s impacting those who participate in the programs.

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summer fresh foods blog 410

Summer Fresh Foods: Make Healthy Food Fun and Easy to Eat

By Jennifer Nguyen | Posted on August 28, 2019

We make enjoying healthy, summer-fresh foods easier with our Summer Fresh Foods resources.

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2019 Conference Conservation Sessions blog 410

Conservation Sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on August 27, 2019

To help you plan for the upcoming NRPA Annual Conference, here are some of our “must see” conservation sessions that are sure to inspire ideas you can take back home with you.

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