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This edition of P&R Weekly got an early start and was delivered Friday. We are sending it again on its regularly scheduled publication date. Please enjoy the second look at these important articles!

CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 20 job announcements, here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Community Services Supervisor, City of Irvineclick here for details

CPRS Section Highlight
D&O Pen & Shovel Blog "Project Turnover ... I thought You Were Doing That"Click here to read

CPRS Forum Highlight
Mandatory Reporting Policies
Leslie Fritz asks, "Do you have a policy on mandatory reporting? I'm looking for anything that dictates the reporting process for child abuse, inappropriate internet or phone use, abuse of elderly or someone with a disability or even confidentiality. Even the hiring of sex offenders, or reporting of rape, etc. Thank you so much — would a session like this be something we should add to the annual conference or is this handled by your law enforcement provider?" Please answer her question here.

Celebrate July is Parks Make Life Better! ® at an Amusement Park
Two local parks are offering discounted tickets for July is Parks Make Life Better!® month.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is offering reduced tickets for July is Parks Make Life Better!® month. For discount coupons, click here.

California's Great America
For discount coupons, click here. To download instructions on how to order your tickets online, click here.

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Green space, parks and recreation strengthen local communities
The Times
Last week, the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects commended Congressman Albio Sires (D-N.J.), along with Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and 10 other original co-sponsors, for the reintroduction of the Community Parks Revitalization Act.
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Northern Utah water parks are fun, drain taxes
The Salt Lake Tribune
Three water parks in Davis and Weber counties in Utah offer lessons in what public recreation costs the residents. An examination of budget documents show the three facilities do not make a profit and their respective cities are carrying long-term debt to keep them afloat.
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VGB drain covers due to expire
Aquatics International
Many suction outlet covers that were installed to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act soon will be in need of replacement. This December, it will be five years since the deadline for ensuring that all commercial pools in the United States are outfitted with covers that meet the code.
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Parks work boosts city quality-of-life
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Ongoing improvements being made to many of the parks in Worcester, Mass., is one of the more truly remarkable untold stories in the city government. What's most amazing about it is the scope of work being done at a time when tax dollars are really hard to come by at City Hall. Somehow, some way, city officials, working in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission, have been able to get a lot done to spruce up many of Worcester's parks with very little tax-levy money.
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  California Land Management
We have been providing a cost effective alternative method of providing security and maintenance services in city and county parks for over 30 years. Current and past clients include a wide variety of local, state and Federal agencies, private companies and non profit land trusts. For information call 6500-322-1181 or email MORE

Library borrows a page for fitness program
The Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville, Penn., will host a Family Fitness Program at the library. Head librarian Casey Sirochman said the Family Fitness Program is a continuation of the library's mission of community outreach.
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California teens who live close to safe parks exercise more
Living close to a safe, clean park increases the amount of time California teenagers spend exercising, a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows. The findings, while not necessarily surprising, have implications for park-starved areas of California and for neighborhoods where parks are not considered safe, according to Susan H. Babey, a senior research scientist at the UCLA center and lead author of the study.
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June 9 was Green Gym Day. Did any California agencies promote or participate in the program?
Learn more about the program here for next year by clicking here.

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    What children in Moore, Okla. need right now (
It's official: City parks make us happy (The Conversation)
2013 ParkScore results are in — 5 California cities rank in the top 20 (CPRS)

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Successes and Challenges in Promoting Wilderness Awareness in Youth
Check out Wild Child — a compilation from a wide range of professionals promoting wilderness education for youth. It is a compendium of resources for program leaders, supervisors and educators. It covers areas critical to ensure success of youth wilderness/nature education programs.


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