Staying active this year was challenging to say the least, but active living projects in Washington County are leading the way to improved access to parks and trails year round. There has been renewed interest in parks, trails and outdoor activities due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited access to health clubs and fitness classes.
South Washington County Schools, District #833, is the largest school district in Washington County. With over 2,500 employees that span over 26 building locations, South Washington County Schools wanted to ensure nursing mothers returning to work had access to the space and resources needed to continue breastfeeding.
Due to their longstanding success and Washington County’s history of partnership and collaboration with this group, the Washington County Board along with the Department of Public Health and Environment formally recognized this group at the Washington County Board meeting on February 11, 2020 and celebrated their many contributions to the community.
Last year, Living Healthy Washington County worked with 120 partners to make it easier for over 261,000 residents to be healthy! In the 2019 year-end fact sheet, we highlight our collective impact as we work to make a positive difference across the community.