National Recreation and Park Association

NRPA and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Launch Nationwide Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz as Part of Gro More Good Initiative

New national effort offers local support to park and recreation agencies to promote pollinator awareness and education for children and families
Press Release

Ashburn, VA and Marysville, OH (June 13, 2019) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will launch Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, a program inspiring local parks to host a pollinator BioBlitz event during June in celebration of pollinator month to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis.

BLOG | ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation-Funded Research Shows 95% of Americans Support Pollinator Protection

Parks for Pollinators project seeks to turn this support into action

By Carol Nowlin
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Hartford Radio Advertisers Support City-Wide Initiative

Support from Local Radio Advertisers Brings Healthy Nutrition Program to 12 Hartford Early Learning Centers
Press Release

HARTFORD, CONN., – Dec. 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Hartford Radio Advertisers, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Balise Motor Sales, Apple Auto Wholesalers and AAA Insurance have teamed up with the National Recreation and Park Association to support the Little City Sprouts program, which works to bring gardening and healthy nutritional practices to Hartford preschool children. Funding for this program was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

Barnabas Health Announces Support to Build Ocean County's First Fitness-Themed Play Pocket Trail at Jakes Branch County Park

Community Medical Center Employees Hold Volunteer Day to Launch Trail Development.
Press Release

BEACHWOOD, N.J., June 17, 2015  /3BL Media/ - Barnabas Health has partnered with Ocean County, the National Recreation and Park Association and CBS EcoMedia to construct a new fitness-themed play pocket trail at Jakes Branch County Park in Ocean County. When complete, the Jakes Branch County Park Play Trail will provide local children and their families a trail experience that integrates play, physical activity, education and socialization. Jakes Branch County Park is a regional park located off of Double Trouble Road in Beachwood, New Jersey.

Baltimore Chevrolet Dealers Fund New Uniforms and Athletic Equipment for Youth in Greater Baltimore Area

Partnership With National Recreation and Park Association to Enhance Youth Sports Programs in Baltimore and Serve More Youth in the Community
Press Release

October 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Baltimore Chevrolet Dealers have partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to support Youth Sports Programs in Greater Baltimore through partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. Funding will support the distribution of much-needed new uniforms and sports equipment to programs in Hartford, Howard and Cecil Counties, and Baltimore City. The programs aim to engage youth in after-school activities and empower them to build and hone the values and skills they need to achieve positive outcomes.

National Recreation and Park Association and Darden Foundation Sow Seeds of Sustainability

Grant program will enable low-income families to receive fresh, local produce harvested from local community gardens
Press Release

May 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation are partnering on the Grow Your Park grant program to fund community garden projects in 15 communities.  The community gardens will specifically benefit low-income community members providing fresh, local produce that they can grow on their own at low- to no-cost.

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