NRPA’s Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework – An online resource for measuring benefits in local parks
This webinar will introduce NRPA’s new online toolkit for measuring the many benefits of green infrastructure in local parks. From reductions in stormwater flooding, to enhanced physical and mental health benefits for residents, green infrastructure can hold many powerful benefits for communities, even when projects are done at a smaller scale. Join NRPA’s Kevin Brady, Senior Evaluation Manager, and Wende David, Senior Conservation Manager, as they present this online resource, and show you how to apply it to your own agency’s projects.
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Senior Evaluation Manager, National Recreation and Park Association
Kevin is in charge of measuring the quality and impact of NRPA’s programs aiming to strengthen conservation, community health, and social equity nationwide.
With 10 years of experience evaluating nonprofit programs in the D.C. area, Kevin is a member of the American Evaluation Association, holds a Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Tech, and a B.A. in Public Policy from Syracuse University. Prior to working at NRPA, Kevin led evaluation for the Partnership for Public Service. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia and worked on the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in and around New Orleans.
Senior Conservation Program Manager, NRPA
Wende David is the Senior Conservation Program Manager at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) where she leads its Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) portfolio. Wende works to improve environmental and social outcomes in communities through promoting and advancing green infrastructure projects and partnerships within parks.
Wende holds a B.S. in Environmental Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan and is currently interested in leveraging solutions at the intersection of climate resilience, social equity, and health.
Since she started in March 2018, Wende has helped secure over $1M in program funding including a major federal grant that helped develop a new health program focus for NRPA. Wende provided strategic direction around the development of NRPA’s climate resilience initiatives and is helping to establish NRPA as a though-leader in this space through nation-wide convenings, professional networks and articles. As an experienced non-profit leader with over 20 years of practice in the environmental field, Wende has successfully overseen community outreach programs and fundraising campaigns, helped set the strategic direction for a variety of community-based organizations, and served in a leadership capacity with a variety of volunteer groups. Wende holds a B.S. in Environmental Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan and is currently interested in leveraging solutions at the intersection of climate resilience, social equity, and health.
Andrew White, PLA, ASLA
Director of Park Visioning, Park Pride
As a professional landscape architect, Andrew has over ten years of experience in both private and public landscape design and project management. Since joining Park Pride in 2016, Andrew has engaged with numerous community groups to create long-term vision plans for their neighborhood parks. He has also managed capital improvement projects ranging in scale from small pollinator gardens to entirely new parks. Recently, Andrew managed the design and construction of Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park on behalf of a large and diverse group of project stakeholders. He believes in the power of parks to help the environment, strengthen communities, and increase quality of life for people everywhere.