Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216
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June 16, 2009
Charlotte, NC-- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department has become the first agency in America to win the Barb King Environmental Stewardship Award presented by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). The award recognizes outstanding efforts for environmental protection and energy-conservation.
The entry for this award was prepared by Park and Recreation’s Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division. The entry included information about many programs, such as Mecklenburg County’s “Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy,” the County’s Environmental Policy Action Plan, plus efforts to preserve open space, protect critical wildlife habitat, and offer thousands of nature-based programs at nature preserves, nature centers, parks, and greenways.
Two special initiatives which may have figured prominently in this award are:
Mecklenburg Park and Recreation was notified this week that it has won this prestigious national award. The department will accept the award at NRPA’s national conference in October.
For more information about this award, please contact Park and Recreation’s Division Director of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources, Michael Kirschman: 704 336-8798 or Michael.Kirschman@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.