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Wellness Resources

Posted By Diquan Edmonds, North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, Monday, August 21, 2017
Updated: Friday, August 11, 2017

Implementing a new wellness policy or program in your department can be extremely difficult. The NCRPA Wellness Initiative strives to make this process a bit easier. Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a variety of different resources that I want to share with you all. This wellness blog will give you a few resources to implement wellness programs in your department.

  • NCRPA TRACK Trail Grants: NCRPA is partnering with Kids in Parks and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to offer TRACK Trail Grants! TRACK Trails provides signage and brochures to turn any trail into an interactive experience. Each TRACK Trail location is logged on an online map, giving people the opportunity to plan their trip in advance. Additionally, children are encouraged to TRACK their adventures online to receive prizes! To learn more about TRACK Trails and our TRACK Trail grants, watch a recording of our July Wellness Webinar. Click this link for the application.

  • Want to start a community garden? A grant opportunity is opening up in September from the Whole Kids Foundation. “The Extended Learning Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a non-profit children’s programming organization, working with children ages K–12, to support an edible educational garden.” Click this link to learn more about this grant opportunity.

  • NRPA is developing a community and home gardening curriculum. According to NRPA, the curriculum provides “resources and activities that encourage hands on exploration with growing, cooking and tasting healthy produce, as well as creating sustainable year-round gardening systems.” Click this link to view the curriculums - a new topic is being added each month.

  • Having an outdoor event soon? The National Wildlife Federation has a cool opportunity! “The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) provides free native tree seedlings to NWF partners who in turn plant them through local restoration projects or community tree giveaway events. Tree giveaway events typically involve distributing seedlings to individuals that will plant the trees and care for them at home.” Click this link to learn more about the seedling opportunity and to become an NWF partner.

I hope that you will utilize the resources discussed in today’s blog! If you have any resources that you would like to share, please email me at

Until next time,


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