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Gov. Brown issues Executive Order B-29-15 Water Conservation
State of California
What are the implications for park and recreation professionals:

  • Expect new water restrictions — a statewide 25 percent reduction in potable urban water usage
  • Updated State Water Model Efficient Ordinance (AB 1881)
  • Water wise landscaping will be nearly unavoidable

  • Look for aggressive rebate programs for turf removal and other initiatives

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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.
    Community Services Coordinator, Fontana, California Click here for details.

    CPRS Forum Highlight
    Class Software Changeover
    Active Network will stop support Class Software in November 2017. We have been looking at multiple other options. Can you give me any update or information on what your agency has done or plans to do? Thank you! Post your answers at this link:
    http://community.cprs.org/vb/showthread.php?t=415.

    TB Testing
    Are you TB testing new hires such as seasonal lifeguards, swim instructors and camp counselors? Do you require them to get it on their own or do you send them to a clinic? Is the agency or the employee paying for the TB test? Do you require outside contractors who teach specialty camps/programs to provide proof of TB testing? Thank you for your input. Post your answers at the link below.
    http://community.cprs.org/vb/showthread.php?t=409.

    Looking for Red Cross instructors
    I'm looking for Red Cross certified instructors for lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid, etc., for our small town. We are located 45 minutes north of Paso Robles and 45 minutes south of Salinas. If you can help, you can reach me at awasson@kingcity.com or (831) 385-6748.




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    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


    Fairview Park sports fields in Costa Mesa could cost $15 million
    Orange County Register
    As Costa Mesa attempts to address its perceived shortage of public athletic facilities, residents learned recently that the city would have to pay a sizable chunk of change to build even a few sports fields at Fairview Park. City staff announced it would cost upwards of $15 million to build a proposed six-field sports area in the southeast quadrant of Costa Mesa's largest park, while addressing the public at a Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee meeting.
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    Canada, Yukon government promote active living, reduce chronic disease
    Health Canada via Canada NewsWire
    On behalf of the Federal Minister of Health the Honorable Rona Ambrose and the territorial Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon Member of Parliament Ryan Leef and territorial Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon announced funding for the Yukon Northern Wellness Project. The Public Health Agency of Canada is investing more than $2 million over five years in community-based programming that aims to improve the health and well-being of Yukoners especially among children and youth.
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    Indian Canyon golf pro getting $108,000 from Washington city
    The Spokesman-Review
    When state auditors and city officials found that Gary Lindeblad, the golf pro at Spokane, Washington's Indian Canyon Golf Course since the mid-1980s, owed the city nearly $90,000 because of poor bookkeeping, he didn't balk. Instead, Lindeblad delivered three handwritten pages to the city arguing he was owed more than $190,000 because "severe maintenance issues" at the 80-year-old golf course had cut into his revenue over the years, a line of reasoning that met little resistance at City Hall.
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    Injury prevention experts call for halt in playground safety proposals
    Playground Professionals
    Leading child injury prevention researchers at the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit have called on ASTM to put on hold its proposal to tighten playground surfacing standards. The call is in an article written by Associate Profs Mariana Brussoni and Ian Pike of the Unit, along with Associate Prof Alison Macpherson of the School of Kinesiology & Health Science at York University. Between them, the authors have decades of research experience in child injury prevention.
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    Open-air skate park in the design stage in Simi Valley
    Simi Valley Acorn
    A new outdoor skate and bike park is coming to Simi Valley. While the proposed $550,000 park, planned as an addition to Berylwood Park, is still in the early design stage, it would include two half-pipes, skate ramps, grinding rails and benches, said Wayne Nakaoka, director of planning and maintenance for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.
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    Gov. Brown announces appointments
    Imperial Valley News
    Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced appointments to the California State Park and Recreation Commission.
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    RESOURCES


    Grant Information: Urban Farms, Farmers Markets and Gardens
    The Aetna Foundation has recently announced an open RFP fund for the creation and expansion of community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets in underserved neighborhoods.
    http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/assets/documents/2015go-local-rfp.pdf.

    Nominate your favorite community park!
    Parks serve millions of people as the places any one can go to be active, live healthier, connect with nature and gather together to make memories. Parks Build Community is an initiative to help revitalize parks across the country and give back to the places in our local communities that shape our lives. During Earth Month this April, the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with Disney, ESPN and ABC to help out parks in YOUR community! Click here for more information..


    EDUCATION


    Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
    Designed to properly train you or your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
    May 18-20, 2015
    Riverside, CA
    Click here to download registration form.

    Annual TR Summertime Workshop — .9 CEU
    July 17, 2015
    Calamigos Ranch
    Malibu, CA
    FEE: Current membership (show proof by providing membership number/card NOT your certification number)
    CPRS, NRPA or ATRA: $175
    NON MEMBERS: $195
    F/T STUDENTS: $130
    Click here to download registration form.

    CPRS Aquatics Section
    California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

    Designed to properly train you or your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
    Oct. 7-9, 2015
    Granlibakken Conference Center
    Lake Tahoe, California
    Click here to download registration form.

    Free Regional Professional Development Event
    CPRS and PlayCore join together to Promote Healthy Play through Statewide Training and Action Grant
    April 21, 2015
    Bakersfield, CA
    Click here for registration details.

    Professional Development Seminar
    Complimentary Play Symposium
    April 23, 2015
    Twentynine Palms, CA
    Click here for registration details.



     

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