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by thE NumbERs

Crunching the Great Outdoors
The following statistics are derived from a
2011 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation report on the economics of
outdoor recreation, conservation, and historic preservation in the United States.

$821 billion:

The total annual economic
contribution from outdoor
sports in the United States.

6,435,000: The

number of jobs created by
outdoor sports in the United
States.

$99 billion: The

federal and state tax revenues
outdoor sports generate each
year.

$325 billion:

The total annual sales in the
outdoor recreation industry
(gear and trips combined).

$162 billion:

the metro's two parklets, Stober says.
" We can't afford to right now. " The effort
leaned on a partnership with a local philanthropy. " This is another low cost way
for us to better use our street space. "
What some might expect to be the primary criticism of parklets-a loss of parking space-hasn't materialized much
in San Francisco or Philadelphia, officials there say. In San Francisco, parklets

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The total annual returns from
pharmaceutical and medicine
manufacturing.

$253 billion: The $2,900: The per-acre

total annual returns in legal
services.

$283 billion: The

total annual returns in power
generation and supply.

9.9 million: The

number of acres of wetlands
lost in the United States since
the 1950s.

$81 billion: The

economic loss in this country
resulting from lost wetlandsrelated ecosystem services
since the 1950s.

value of ecosystem services
made possible by National
Wildlife Refuges.

28.3: The percentage of
U.S. adults who went boating
at least once in 2008.

135,900: The

number of American workers
employed by recreational
marine manufacturers.

217,718: The number
of Americans employed
by retail boating/service
businesses.

$32.3 billion: The

total annual value of ecosystem
services provided by the
acreage of natural habitats in
National Wildlife Refuges in the
United States.

are removable and each permit is reevaluated by the city annually, according
to Powers. Philadelphia consulted with
community members and public safety
officials to make sure most locals were on
board before the parklet project started,
Stober adds.
Philadelphia continues to field calls from
communities that want parklets on their
streets. San Francisco, which opened the

program to nonprofits and businesses after the pilot, is reviewing 20 parklet pitches. " This is a different element in the tool kit
of public realm improvements, " Power
says. " The demand at this point is sort of
insatiable. "
CHRiStiNA HERNANDEZ
SHERwOOD is a freelance writer in the

Philadelphia area.

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