NRPA Pillar of Conservation
Conservation Pillar – Protecting open space, connecting people to nature, and engaging communities in conservation practices.
Local park and recreation agencies play a vital role in the protection of our environment through green infrastructure, conservation of public lands, providing wildlife habitat and more. In addition to helping connect people to nature, local parks are essential in creating environmental stewards who will advocate for and protect our most precious public resources – our land, water, trees, open spaces and wildlife.
Vernon Hills Park District conservation initiatives: