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* Interactional - How are people
treated in local park and recreation
spaces? Who feels welcomed?
Who feels unwanted?
Could staff benefit from more
training in this area?
* Care - How do people steward
local park and recreation spaces
and the broader environment?
Is this an opportunity to partner
with community nonprofits?
Anytime is a good time to encourage
resilience in your community.
We have the opportunity
to ensure resilient climate solutions
are incorporated into communities
across the country. NRPA has developed
a suite of green infrastructure
resources to provide the tools,
knowledge and resources to plan,
implement, maintain and advocate
for greener parks and open spaces.
These resources also can help your
staff, partners and elected officials
understand the multiple
benefits
green infrastructure can bring to
surrounding communities. Some
of those benefits include improved
community health, access to green
spaces and nature, and opportunities
for
education,
employment,
and resiliency.
NRPA's resources include:
* A guide of best practices for planning,
constructing and managing
green infrastructure in parks
* Case studies and briefing papers
that take a deep dive into some
key areas, like community engagement,
funding and equity
* The Green Infrastructure Evaluation
Framework (tinyurl.com/
bdcscr64), which helps
determine
what data points to measure
and how to measure them to
show the impact of these spaces
* The National Green Infrastructure
Certification Program, a professional
certificate from an online
course focused on designing, implementing
and maintaining green
infrastructure in park settings
What's more, you can leverage
park and recreation spaces through
partnerships to access more funding
and increase the positive impacts for
your community.
Ayanna Williams, MSW, is Director of Community and
Environmental Resilience at NRPA (awilliams@nrpa.org).
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