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Changed or new educational sessions at Conference

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We've added a few educational sessions and added speakers to other sessions. To learn more about New/Changed Sessions, please visit the CPRS Conference & Expo Website.
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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Landscape Maintenance Inspector, Orange County, California Click here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Procedures/Protocol for Major Emergencies/Fatalities
We recently had a major drowning emergency that luckily went exactly as we train for and lifeguards responded appropriately/timely enough to prevent a boy from losing his life and/or suffering any major injuries. Procedurally, follow-up was positive and not as in-depth as we would assume the contrary to be; however it is making me wonder about procedures or timeline of events if the victim had not survived. What are the procedures/timeline of events for your facility when a fatality occurs?! Please respond here.

Mail Seasonal Recreation Guide/Brochure?
We are trying to get an idea of how many agencies still mail a seasonal recreation guide/brochure to all households within their jurisdiction through the U.S. Postal Service. Any reply, "yes" or "no," and what agency you are from is appreciated. Post your answer here.




NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Solar panels in Carlsbad make the city 'greener'
City of Carlsbad via Carlsbad Patch
The city of Carlsbad has improved Alga Norte Community Park's "green" profile by installing an array of solar photovoltaic panels in the parking lot that will generate most of the park's electrical needs and reduce greenhouse gases for many years to come.
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$33 million project to break ground in NorCal
Aquatics International
A long-awaited waterpark project is scheduled to break ground in Dublin. Themed after the Santa Cruz boardwalk, the $33.1 million entertainment complex will feature six water slides, three pools, a water playground and a 2,000-seat outdoor performing arts center, according to the Contra Costa Times.
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Drought spurs revision of San Jose city park turf reduction list
San Jose Mercury News
A list of San Jose parks to see turf reduction that was written in 2010 is being dusted off and updated as the city seeks to minimize water usage. Though Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services won't present a finalized list of parks to San Jose City Council until month's end at the earliest, the department has been working with the Martin-Fontana Parks Association group in Almaden Valley to use Jeffrey Fontana Park as a model.
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Sheriff's department investigating theft of $2,500 from Berkley Parks and Recreation Department
Daily Tribune
The Oakland County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of $2,500 in cash from the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department. Berkley city manager Jane Bais-DiSessa said the investigation was turned over to the sheriff's department because it involves a city department.
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RESOURCES


National Recreation and Park Association grants available
The National Recreation and Park Association periodically has competitive grants available for park and recreation agencies. Click here for more information.


EDUCATION


Recreation Therapy Institute
March 13, 2015
Sacramento Convention Center
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CPRS training opportunities
Playground Safety Certification in Sacramento, March 10-12, 2015
http://www.cprs.org/user_media/pdfs/Education/sacramento%202015.pdf .


 

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