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CPRS Fall Trainings
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October 24, 2014, CPRS District 10 — Registration Software Demo Day
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October 28, 2014, CPRS District 2 — Lunch n' Learn Series — HR/Administration
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November 5, 2014, CPRS Administrators Section — 2014 Executive Summit
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November 6, 2014, CPRS District 9, Fall Training — Participate, Learn, Lead
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November 7, 2014, CPRS Recreation Therapy Section — Recreation Therapy Is Everywhere Workshop
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November 13, 2014, CPRS District 12 — November Workshop

November 13, 2014, CPRS Region 4 — Mini Conference
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November 14, 2014, CPRS District 4 — Bay Area Institute
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November 18, 2014, CPRS Region 1 — Northern California Software Symposium
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November 20, 2014, CPRS District 8 Annual Conference — Reigniting the Spark - Passion for Parks & Recreation
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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.
Director of Community Services, Lake Forest, California Click here to view the listings.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Neighborhood Park Master Plan Sample
http://community.cprs.org/vb/showthread.php?t=394.

Member Highlight
Lincoln Aquatics celebrates 60th anniversary
Founded in 1954 by William Luecker, Lincoln Aquatics is now operated by Charles Luecker and Kathie Luecker, the founder's son and daughter. Congratulations for 60 years of successful business.

Great Way To Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Parks staff at the City of Santa Clarita came up with this idea to decorate the sports fields with the pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. They also paint the bases pink or put on a pink ribbon.



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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Construction of trail along San Diego River set
San Diego Union-Tribune
Walkers, cyclists and equestrians will have a new 1.3-mile trail to traverse along the San Diego River by the end of next spring. Construction was expected to begin on the Walker Preserve Trail in an area in Santee that had been off-limits to the public for decades while it was being used for industrial sand mining.
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Wyoming city using dogs to combat goose problem in local parks
Wyoming Tribune Eagle
The city of Cheyenne, Wyoming, is trying out a new technique to rid the local parks of the pesky goose problem. A Colorado-based company, Up and Away Goose Control, has been hired to use border collies to chase the geese out of the area.
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Recreation coordinator position created in Patterson
Patterson Irrigator
Patterson Parks and Recreation Director Julienne Flanders announced the city's plans to create a pair of new recreation coordinator positions dedicated to addressing the needs of the city's senior citizens as well as the needs that would arise from those applying to have a special event held within the city.
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Mission San Francisco takes a stand for free play
Playground Professionals
We have seen the consistent erosion of community based play in lieu of organized, pay for play systems. Now, we have travel leagues, "official" jerseys, expensive equipment, registration fees.
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Nanny staters, swinging on the schoolyard
The Washington Times
Throughout the Seattle suburbs, school districts are saying that swings, a schoolyard staple since before Grandpa was a pup, are just too dangerous. Spokane and Richland Public Schools are the latest to implement a ban in response to the death of a 7-year-old Vancouver, Washington, girl who hit her head when she fell off a swing.
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RESOURCES


Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit
Although studies have shown some signs of progress across the United States in our effort to reverse the national childhood obesity epidemic, too many families continue to live in unhealthy communities that lack affordable nutritious foods or safe places to play. Read more.

Nature Play & Learning Places
These National Guidelines were created through a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Learning Initiative to bring nature play and learning to every community. Read more.

$130 million Sustainable Communities and Affordable Housing Program (See SB 862 of 2014). Draft Guidelines
http://www.sgc.ca.gov/s_ahscprogram.php

Grants for Environmental Solutions for Communities
http://www.nfwf.org/environmentalsolutions/Pages/home.aspx#.VEE7o_nF825


 

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