Environment Resources

The purpose of providing you with some messages and resources to accompany your Impact Calculator outcomes is to ensure you have the tools you need to effectively communicate your results and add even more value to the numbers presented in your final reports. Whether you have input data based on a single park, a region, or your entire park system, fashioning a message around your presentation is important. Presentations include anything that accompanies the report that you generated, whether in person or in writing.
Additionally, you will want to equip yourself with information to use in case you need to justify your outputs. If you have not already, check out the tips for making presentations or reports webpage.   

Resources are linked below. Under each heading you will find more information relative to the park and recreation profession. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive Office for more information. Additionally you can post ideas and questions on the FRPA Calculator eConnect Group.

2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection released the SCORP plan which outlines the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection's recreation planning. This information includes regional and local data in regards to outdoor recreation in your area. 
Regional Reports

Central East | Central | Central West
North Central | Northeast | Northwest
Southeast | Southwest
How you can use this resource:
Supplement your discussions about the importance of protecting our natural resources. 
Utilize the local data to show your area's outdoor recreation priorities, relating them to your own amenities and spaces.

Community Greening
This Southeast Florida based non-profit plants trees throughout the area and keeps track of the monetary and environmental impact that the trees have on the surrounding community. 
How you can use this resource:
Data specific to stormwater savings, energy savings, and air quality is available for certain areas in SE Florida. You can utilize the savings by the 'type of tree' filter to see certain trees, as well. 

Landscape Performance Series
This resource is a treasure trove of case studies from throughout the United States. You can find information specific to some Florida parks and public spaces. The case studies explore benefits relating to the space. 
How you can use this resource:
Filter the studies by what your report is focusing on. Utilize the information or messages in the case studies that are similar to your park(s).

Other, more specific category resources:
Valuing the Flood Risk Reduction Benefits of Mangroves [Conservation Gateway]
What are Trees Worth to Cities? [CityLab]
City of Tampa Urban Forest Analysis [City of Tampa]
Park Equity Study - San Fernando Valley, CA -  an increase in parks for citizens can result in better life quality and expectancy
Tree Equity Score: evaluate your area's tree equity score and learn how you can improve it. This site gives you demographics in comparison to tree canopy in specific areas. 

Links to resources used in the Calculator: 

How you can use these resources:
Familiarize yourself with the background information related to the Calculations within the Environment Calculator. Using this information in your reporting will allow your audience to see the validity of the data you are presenting to them.
Additionally, use the data that "speaks" to your audience the most. 

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