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Opening Schoolyards to the Public During Non-school Hours Could Increase Park Access for 20 Million People

Opening Schoolyards to the Public During Non-school Hours Could Increase Park Access for 20 Million People
With back-to-school season approaching, The Trust for Public Land today released a new analysis showing that America’s public school grounds have the potential to solve the problem of park access for at least 19.6 million people, including 5.2 million children.
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  1. This is such a wonderful concept. I have been trying for several years to get our organization a large Forest Preserve District in northeastern Illinois to grasp this idea and that if we partnered with the cities and the schools to be used as a resource and education tool for removing invasive species and planting native species that it would only benefit the Forest Preserve Lands as well! Cross pollination, more habitat, more children growing up with green space and growing to love nature so they will become stewards of the earth for life!

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