As a part of its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative, Project EverGreen has designated May 17-23 as National “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Awareness Week. The mission is to raise awareness of the program and spotlight its efforts to provide safe recreational and playing fields for U.S. children.
“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” is Project EverGreen’s nationwide initiative to renovate and revitalize parks and athletic fields in urban communities.
This year’s plans call for renovation projects in 50 locations, including Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Greensboro, N.C.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Portland; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
“Investing in the renovation and revitalization of recreational and athletic green spaces is an investment in a healthier future for children across the country,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Our goal is to make sure that safe, modern green space is available so children can make exercise, athletics and recreation a part of their daily lives.”
Key contributors to the initiative include the Dominion Foundation, Performance Nutrition and the Sports Turf Managers Association, as well as dozens of local green industry professionals who donate their time and talents to complete the projects.