REC REPORT FEATURES

September 2017

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Development Continues

The Brooklyhn Waterfront Greenway, a 14-mile landscaped route that is physically separated from traffic and with separate paths for pedestrians and cyclists, recently got additional planning help when the team leading the project hired professional services firm Dewberry, based in Fairfax, Va., for resilience services.

Louisville Splash 'n' Dash 5K Raises $35,000+ for Norton Children's Hospital

On August 5, hundreds of runners and walkers participated in the third annual Splash 'n' Dash 5k fundraiser to benefit Norton Children's Hospital. It also featured a kid-friendly 1k race and after-race family activities in the "Just-for-Kids Zone." A unique part of this annual event is that participants are able to choose which area of the hospital their donations go to. All who registered for the race also received an official T-shirt and their own personal fundraising page.

Philadelphia Eagles Go Green

When the Philadelphia Eagles unveiled Lincoln Financial Field in 2003, Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie was serious about making their new stadium sustainable—spearheading the team's Go Green program. They started with simple recycling initiatives, which have now grown to encompass elements of green energy production, energy and water conservation, recycling and composting, and reforestation and sustainability partnerships.

High School Sports Participation Up, Nearing 8 Million

For the 28th straight year, there has been increased participation in high school sports, now nearing the 8 million mark, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Based on figures from the 51 NFHS member state high school associations, which includes the District of Columbia, the number of participants in high school sports reached an all-time high of 7,963,535. The increase of 94,635 participants from 2015-16 is the largest one-year jump in overall participation since the 2008-09 school year.