Six in seven adults in the United States support their local park and recreation agency’s environmental initiatives. These park and recreation professionals manage a wide-range of environmental efforts within their community, such as wildlife conservation, educating the public on environmental issues, natural resource management, mitigating the impacts from climate change, nurturing pollinator habitats and managing land for flood mitigation.

Key Findings:

  • Six in seven adults in the United States support their local park and recreation agency’s environmental initiatives.
  • The top three environmental initiatives supported by U.S. adults include: wildlife conservation, educating the public on environmental issues, and natural resource management.
  • Baby boomers are the biggest supporters of the extensive environmental work being done by park and recreation professionals.


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