Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to preserve, protect and improve the environment.
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that are involved in pollution control and abatement; conservation and development of natural resources; control or elimination of hazardous or toxic substances including pesticides; solid waste management; urban beautification and open spaces development; environmental education and outdoor survival; and botanical gardens and horticultural societies.
Excludes: Organizations including those that operate refuges and fisheries that focus on the protection and preservation of wildlife (see D-Animal-Related); programs that focus on the protection and preservation of farmlands or soil and water conservation for agricultural, food production purposes (see K-Food, Agriculture & Nutrition); and organizations that develop and maintain recreational parks (see N-Recreation & Sports).
Organizations that enhance the aesthetic characteristics of the built environment by acquiring and preserving open spaces for public enjoyment; planting trees, flowers and shrubs in public places; conducting recycling and roadside cleanup campaigns; and engaging in other environmental beautification activities.
Key words: Adopt-a-Road; Beautification; Billboard Regulations; City Beautification; City Beautiful; Cleanup Campaigns; Environmental Aesthetics; Environmental Beautification; Graffiti Removal; Green Space; Greenways; Highway Beautification; Highway Rest Areas Maintenance; Litter Control; Litter Prevention; Open Spaces; Rails-to Trails; Rail Trails; Roadside Rest Areas Maintenance; Tree Planting; Urban Beautification; Urban Open Spaces; Urban Forestry; Urban Parks
Scope notes: For Main Street Programs USE S20 Community & Neighborhood Development.
Includes: Urban parks; and Highway beautification campaigns.
See also: Land Conservation (C34); Parks & Playgrounds (N32); Recycling (C27)