Winning the 2019 Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz grand prize was a significant boost to the budget for Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, and having those funds earmarked for pollinator-specific projects was a game-changer.
A virtual BioBlitz is a great way to engage your community in an activity that is educational, fun and provides a community benefit!
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're talking with the creator of the BioBlitz and Wildlife Biologist for Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, Sam Droege, as well as Brett Johnson, an Urban Biologist for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, about how a BioBlitz event can help educate your community and inform staff who manage parks and public lands.
With all the changes and uncertainty due to COVID-19, as well as necessary restrictions that limit you from meeting in person, here are some tips and solutions to help you safely onboard new employees and volunteers moving forward.
In the latest Parks Snapshot, we learn that three in five park and recreation agencies are making plans to support students this fall, whether through expanded childcare offerings or by offering resources to support education efforts.
In order to better support the park and recreation profession to advocate for and receive necessary investments, NRPA has identified green infrastructure and how it can be supported and implemented in local parks as a top legislative priority.
This new action guide from Kaiser Permanente provides guidance on the challenges faced during COVID-19, recommendations for addressing each challenge, and action items for moving ahead.
Serving as providers of and connection points to public health services, parks and recreation plays a vital role in the ongoing opioid and substance use epidemic. We're proud to announce the release of Parks and Recreation: A Comprehensive Response to the Substance Use Crisis.
With support from the Walmart Foundation, NRPA is working to support local park and recreation agencies in their efforts to serve as community nutrition hubs. But what is a community nutrition hub?
It has been one year since the City and County of Denver, Colorado, along with Dig Studio, Wilson & Company, Biohabitats and The Butterfly Pavilion hosted our Pollinator BioBlitz at the Heron Pond/Heller/Carpio-Sanguinette Park.