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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Pool Manager and Lifeguards, Pittsburgclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D7 Aquatics Workshop, April 26 — click here for flier.

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Youth Assessment Resources
Looking for any studies or compilation of data on what the savings is to a community when all youth are actively engaged. Savings to the community and systems, including: probation, sheriff and police departments, district attorney and judges, etc. Can anyone help with an assessment I can review? Thank you.
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Save the Children seeks volunteers for Operation Recreation Response
Save the Children is seeking qualified and highly-motivated parks and recreation professionals to launch the Operation Recreation Response Volunteer Corps and help keep children safe during U.S. emergencies. The effort kicks off the Operation Recreation Response initiative, an official partnership of Save the Children, the Foundation for Sustainable Parks and Recreation and GP RED. Conceived by New England recreation professionals, ORR is dedicated to helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
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Some Inland cities use guards
The Press-Enterprise
If Riverside hires private security guards to patrol its parks, the city would join several other Inland cities that have supplemented police with extra eyes on those public spaces. That list includes Moreno Valley, Temecula and Eastvale, which have park rangers. Corona, Hemet and San Bernardino used to have rangers but eliminated them to save money.
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As golf declines, cities struggle to stay the course
Star Tribune
In Minnesota, the Fred Richards golf course isn't dead. Not yet. The Edina City Council granted a stay of execution to the lovely little 77th Street course, but the number-crunchers still intend to place the Fred on death row, making it part of a national trend: the incredible shrinkage of golf.
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Indiana can be capital of youth sports
The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne, Ind.'s youth sports study is complete and says that the city can capitalize on and expand the position it already holds by building facilities, creating an organizational structure and marketing.
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Make your voice heard — Afterschool and summer challenge
California School-Age Consortium
The California Afterschool Challenge aims to educate and inspire professionals, youth and parents in afterschool and school-age care programs to engage in grassroots advocacy to advance the out-of-school time field. This unique event, held each May, includes a full day of training and networking that culminates with legislative visits and a rally at the state Capitol.
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Go wild for our National Parks
National Park Service
Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 19-27, you are invited to celebrate all that America's more than 400 national parks have to offer with the theme "National Park Week: Go Wild!" From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everyone.
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Smart meters: Leading the way to energy-saving behavior
Athletic Business
Most architects will tell you that they practiced sustainable design long before there was LEED. They thought of it as "smart design" — sourcing materials locally, for example, makes sense globally and economically. LEED codified such practices, and smart design became sustainable design.
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Special needs recreation thriving, but facilities still an issue
SouthtownStar via Athletic Business
With March Madness underway on college campuses across the country, Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University hosted a special group of 1,500 basketball players who competed in the Special Olympics.Teams and individuals from throughout the Southland were well represented at the three-day event, one of nine state sports competitions offered to disabled athletes throughout the year.
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San Francisco votes for same smoking laws for e-cigarettes
We know of several park and recreation agencies have inquired if e-cigarettes should fall under the same umbrella as tobacco cigarettes. We thought sharing this recent decision by the city of San Francisco might be helpful to those agencies dealing with this issue.
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    Why 'no t-shirt in the pool' rule doesn't hold water (
A big legal blow to the Rails-to-Trails movement (The Atlantic Cities)
Will 2014 drought dry up public pools and water parks? (
California playground catering to younger, special needs children opens (Long Beach Press-Telegram)

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The California Department of Water Resources is sponsoring a series of drought management workshops for California landscape professionals. The purpose of this workshop is to assist the california landscape community in understanding watering restrictions they may face in 2014. All of the workshop sessions will speak to practical solutions to reduce water use and runoff in the landscape. Most importantly there will be multiple outdoor demonstrations to reinforce classroom learning objectives. DWR will be providing those who attend with IA and Planet CEU certificates the day of the event. Register online here.

Certified Playground Safety Inspectors — Training, Certification and Resources
Playground Safety Certification provides the authority to examine playgrounds for compliance with California regulations R-39-97. To become certified we recommend you take the certification course, then sit for the 100-question exam. Once certified with the National Recreation and Park Association you will remain certified for three years. CPRS is the exclusive provider for playground safety certification courses throughout California.

June 18-20 — Livermore
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