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Monarch Success!

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on September 4, 2018

We are seeing the fruits of our labor in our NRPA pollinator garden — monarch caterpillars!

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Green Jobs Training Program Incorporates Green Infrastructure into Year Three of Program

By Ruby Buchholtz | Posted on July 19, 2018

Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization working to protect and restore Oregon’s Tualatin River system.

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Five Tips for Getting Your Community Garden Growing

By Karen Weeks | Posted on June 21, 2018

Community gardens are a wonderful way to not only green up the neighborhood, but also to bring neighbors together.

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Advocating for Green Infrastructure in the Water Resources Development Act

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on June 19, 2018

NRPA will work over the summer to encourage passage of the Senate version of the WRDA bill and ask the House and Senate to include green infrastructure in their final package.

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Your Favorite Actors Test Their Park Knowledge

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on April 26, 2018

In their Green Machine Challenge, ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel and Disney XD are putting your favorite actors’ park knowledge to the test.

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5 Activities for Teaching Kids About Conservation

Five Fun Activities for Teaching Kids About Conservation

By Karen Weeks | Posted on April 25, 2018

By teaching conservation through fun, hands-on activities, parents and teachers can introduce complex concepts in age-appropriate, easy-to-understand ways.

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How to Make Your Awards Submission Shine

By Cindi Wight, MR, CPRE | Posted on March 19, 2018

NRPA's Awards Committee Chair shares insight on what she looks for in an award-winning application.

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50 Ways Parks and Recreation Pay Out Every Day

By Tim Herd, CPRE | Posted on January 16, 2018

Together, our park and recreation systems contribute expansively to a healthy economy, environment and society in at least 50 tangible ways.

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President’s Action to Revoke National Monument Status is a Bad Idea

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on December 14, 2017

There may be good reasons to alter the boundaries of certain national monuments, but the wholesale reductions announced for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante are not reasonable modifications.

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9 Minutes with 9-Year-Old Kedar on How to Save Pollinators — Episode 012

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 11, 2017

How a 9-year-old is saving pollinators with an app, a board game and endless enthusiasm.

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Americans’ View on the Role of Parks in Natural Disaster Prevention

By Melissa May | Posted on December 7, 2017

While we may never be 100 percent guarded against the forces of nature, there are many steps that our local and federal government can take to mitigate loss and increase our safety.

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Community Members Transform Contaminated Land into Oasis

By Roseann Bongiovanni | Posted on November 30, 2017

Roseann Bongiovanni of Chelsea, Massachusetts' GreenRoots shares how they use community engagement to make improvements that benefit all.

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Why 3 National Orgs Came Together to Promote Proximity to Parks — Episode 010

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 13, 2017

On October 10, 2017, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) came together to launch a campaign called 10-Minute Walk.

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The Latest Conservation Research All in One Place

By Kevin Roth, PhD, and Teresa L. Penbrooke, PhDc | Posted on September 19, 2017

There are many important and valuable research articles published each year related to parks and recreation. NRPA contracted with North Carolina State University’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Department to review recently published papers focused on park and recreation’s role in conservation and resiliency.

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Greening Gary, IN from the Ground Up through Community Engagement

By Angela Larsen | Posted on September 15, 2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes worked with community members in Gary to create meaningful Green Infrastructure projects that matter to them.

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Employee Engagement Boosts Community Cohesion

By Kellie May | Posted on August 22, 2017

In June, NRPA partnered with the Citi Foundation to host Global Community Day service projects at local park and recreation agencies in nine cities across the country. Citi employees, their family members and community volunteers participated in park maintenance/beautification, and other projects that helped revitalize local park spaces.

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Building Relationships to Foster Engagement in the Environment

By Rosie Santos | Posted on July 28, 2017

The NRPA Great Urban Parks Campaign Community Engagement grant program offered us an opportunity to pilot a work study program to arm young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to address real issues in our community.

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Healthy Greenspaces, Clean Water, Community Pride

By Jennifer Cox | Posted on May 31, 2017

Green stormwater infrastructure offers a hopeful solution to both environmental and social challenges when implemented in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

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