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.
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.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we’re speaking with NRPA President and CEO Kristine Stratton about what NRPA wants to achieve in the months and years ahead and how we’re going to get there.
On this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're diving deeper into one of the features of the August issue of Parks & Recreation magazine, "Restoring Nature's Playground."
Last year during NRPA’s Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, Grace Trimble hosted a BioBlitz at a newly established pollinator habitat at Atwood Dam in Mineral City, Ohio.
This Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate the essential work park and recreation professionals do to help create communities that are vibrant, healthy and strong, we should also look to the future and ask ourselves, “What changes should be made in order for our society to be more equitable and just?”
One of the more difficult tasks in creating high-quality pollinator habitat is preparing the land for planting, but there is one method that is completely organic, works great, is simple to do and can be done largely with volunteers: solarization.
A monumental vote was taken in the U.S. Senate on June 17, 2020. By a vote of 73 -25, the U.S. Senate voted to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conversation Fund (LWCF).
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted park and recreation agencies' ability to reach new audiences, but this Great Urban Parks Campaign grantee shares tips that have helped them virtually educate their community about the benefits of green infrastructure.
NRPA is equipping park and recreation professionals with the tools and knowledge to advocate for and institutionalize green infrastructure in park systems to address climate impacts, improve community well-being and advance equitable outcomes for all.
Even though our current reality prevents us from gathering, it doesn’t stop us from finding new ways to enjoy nature and it certainly doesn’t stop us from showing our respect for those who protect and maintain our natural spaces.
Since 1970, the world has celebrated Earth Day on April 22, but this year, because of physical distancing guidelines and many people self-isolating at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, park and recreation agencies all over the country have developed creative ways to celebrate virtually and safely.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we’re joined by three dedicated and creative staff members of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department in Ohio to talk about the virtual Earth Day celebrations they have planned so their community can safely learn more about the environment around them and how to protect it.
Originally scheduled for June 2020, NRPA's Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz will be pushed back to September 2020 to ensure communities across the country can participate.
The April issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into the feature article, “Can Parks Help Save Fireflies?”
NRPA’s conservation team has put together a list of resources to help you and your family learn, appreciate and find comfort in your local community of living things during this uncertain time.
These are the three things that stick out to Allison Colman, NRPA's Director of Health, as unintended benefits that the COVID-19 outbreak may have brought our way.
By hosting a Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, you can help promote pollinator awareness and engage your local community in a pollinator-focused activity.