The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with funding support from the Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program, has awarded six military installations to participate in the National Park Service’s National Park Rx Day.
National Park Rx Day celebrates spending time in nature for improved health. Led by healthcare providers and health professionals, National Park Rx Day commemorates the importance of people connecting with natural environments to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
This year’s National Park Rx Day was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Legacy Park Rx Day awardees will curate safe events that will take place up until the end of the year.
Hosts will engage service members, their families, retirees, and veterans in activities that promote stewardship, leadership, and partnership in the historic preservation of military lands while connecting people to nature for health benefits. Funded projects will incorporate activities that promote safety and occupational health; physical, social, and emotional health; and/or environmental health.
Funds were awarded to the following recipients:
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