Westchester Parks Foundation

Public Health

Every single community must have clean air to breathe, well-maintained parks for recreation, access to fresh foods from local farms, and protection from toxic chemicals. We are fighting to make this a reality.

Both indoor and outdoor air quality have come a long way in New York, but we are continuing to fight to improve air quality through replacement of old diesel vehicles with cleaner, new vehicles and encourage upgrades to Zero Emission Vehicles. We also continue to support and push for increased funding in parks and playgrounds continues at the regional, local, and state levels.

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Clean Buses for Healthy Niños

Lead in School Drinking Water

Gaps in Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws in NYC

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