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New CPRS website will arrive this week!!!
CPRS
CPRS will launch a new and improved website experience for CPRS members this week. What's new?
  • All new look and feel
  • District and Section Websites
  • Online registration for District/Section events
  • New Forum questions
  • New Library items to help you in your daily work
  • Thank you to our Website partner PlayPower for making the new website possible.

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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.
    Human Resources Manager, Orangevale, California Click here for details.


    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


    The shifting meanings of wilderness
    Point Reyes Light
    The 1964 Wilderness Act described wilderness as "untrammeled," a landscape "retaining its primeval character and influence." It compelled federal land management agencies to identify roadless areas of their holdings larger than 5,000 acres with opportunities for solitude and primitive types of recreation, so that Congress might formally designate them as wilderness areas. Yet that concept of wilderness must be understood in its historic context, which followed the rapid proliferation of the automobile in American society in the early 20th century—from only 8,000 registered in 1900 to over 23 million by 1929.
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    Park officials to decide Ghost Tour's fate
    Simi Valley Acorn
    The fate of Simi Valley's beloved Ghost Tour is now in the hands of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Board of Directors, who will decide whether to allow the event to continue at Strathearn Park this fall. The annual Halloween-time Ghost Tour — a collaborative effort between ARTS and the historical society — has been held at Strathearn Historical Park since 1998 as a fun and educational way to teach the community about the city's history.
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    Interior secretary announces funding to states promoting outdoor recreation, conservation
    U.S Department of the Interior
    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently announced $42 million in funding to states to promote outdoor recreation and conservation. The funding, distributed to all 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia, comes from offshore oil and gas royalties through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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    Full basketball court opens at Hesperia's Lime Street
    Hesperia Star
    Lindsay Woods, general manager of the Hesperia Recreation and Park District, welcomed a crowd of 55 people at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the district's new full-court basketball court at Lime Street Park. Woods shared the importance of celebrating the opening of new recreational elements to promote fitness in the community.
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    Life tributes: Prominent community leader Sheila B. Hyman
    Pacifica Tribune via San Jose Mercury News
    A prominent business owner and thoughtful community volunteer passed away recently. Since all three sons were swimmers while growing up in Pacifica, Sheila B. Hyman's early volunteer efforts centered on being one of the founders and the first swim teacher for the Pacifica Sea Lions Swim Team. This would start her off on a lifelong quest to promote sports and recreation opportunities for everyone.
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    Pennsylvania's bounty of parks lures unwanted out-of-state visitors
    The Morning Call
    Richard Dolesh, vice president of Conservation and Parks at the National Recreation and Park Association in Ashburn, Virgnia, said it's no mystery why out-of-staters are getting their nature fix in Pennsylvania. "Pennsylvania has a long history of acquiring parks and open space, both at the local and state level. They have a great park system," Dolesh said. Dolesh said he can understand why Palmer officials have set up new rules banning swimming and limiting weekend visitors to those with pre-obtained pavilion permits.
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    Residents ask Kansas county to maximize number of features in planned Dornwood spray park
    The Topeka Capital-Journal
    The idea of putting as many features as possible into a soon-to-be-built water spray park made a big splash among residents of Topeka, Kansas at a public meeting recently. The county intends to follow the consensus voiced by those who attended the gathering, which is that it should maximize the number of water features it offers in the spray park it plans to have built by next spring at Dornwood Park.
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    Opinion: 'Dog-friendly' parks should please owners and their animals
    Rio Rancho Observer
    It appears the city of Rio Rancho has struck a very reasonable balance on designating all of its parks "dog-friendly." It recently announced that 19 parks throughout the community are now open to dogs and their owners, as long as the dogs are on a leash and under the owner's control.
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    City of Topeka wins lawsuit filed by former parks and recreation employees
    The Topeka Capital-Journal
    The city of Topeka has prevailed in a lawsuit filed against it by 10 former parks and recreation employees. All 10 took jobs with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation as part of a merger of city and county parks and recreation departments under county control. The lawsuit petition contended the 10 were involuntarily terminated from their employment with Parks and Recreation of Topeka on Dec. 31, 2011, then became Shawnee County employees the following day.
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    GP RED Invites you to take their REDLine Survey on Emergency Preparedness
    Please participate in the REDLine Survey on Emergency Preparedness. This GP REDLine Survey focuses on emergency preparedness and the role of various agencies and organizations in dealing with emergencies or disasters. To take the survey, click here.
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    EDUCATION


    CPRS Aquatics Section
    California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

    Oct. 7-9, 2015
    Granlibakken Conference Center
    Lake Tahoe, California
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    Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
    Becoming Certified as a Playground Safety Inspector benefits both the public served, and those who oversee playgrounds as a service of quality control. Certification is verification by an agency or company that those who are certified have the skills, knowledge, and the ability to do the work for which they are employed and provides the overview and training needed to implement California regulations that mandate playground safety standards in public parks.

    September 28-30, 2015
    San Diego, California
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    October 20-22, 2015
    Torrance, California
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