Howard Marsh park recognized with national conservation award

The National Recreation and Park Association has selected Metroparks Toledo to receive the national Innovation in Conservation Award for its newest park, Howard Marsh, in Jerusalem Township.

“This is the biggest award yet in a growing list of national honors for this project,” said Dave Zenk, executive director of Metroparks Toledo.

The park system is competing with three finalists from other categories for the overall Best in Innovation Award and will be recognized at the 2019 NRPA annual conference, September 24 to 26, in Baltimore.

According to NRPA, the Innovation Awards recognize park and recreation agencies nationwide that have improved and strengthened their communities through innovative practices in park design, health and wellness, conservation and social equity. Specifically, the award recognizes an agency leading an innovative project that creates localized solutions for addressing global or regional environmental challenges.

“NRPA is proud to recognize innovation in parks and recreation with these awards,” said Kristine Stratton, president and CEO. “Congratulations to this year’s winners who have demonstrated their commitment to building communities through innovative park and recreation practices.”

 

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