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The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Building Maintenance Worker, Laguna Niguel, California Click here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
E-Cigarette Regulations at Parks
Due to health and fire safety aspects, bans on cigarette smoking in parks have become more widespread. As a result, park users are increasingly turning to the use of e-cigarettes (AKA "vaping"). Does your park/agency have rules and regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes, and if so do they differ between indoor and outdoor use?

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, has a ban on smoking at all parks due to fire concerns. Does your organization have such bans?

Please reply to the forum, or email me directly at nelson@mprpd.org. Your input is greatly appreciated. Jackie Nelson, District 6
http://community.cprs.org/vb/showthread.php?t=397.



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Wrangell Parks and Rec OKs rate change rollout
Wrangell Sentinel
Rate changes being adopted by Wrangell's Parks and Recreation Department will be phased in over the next three years, its board members decided at their monthly meeting recently. Beginning in the new year, corporate-rate discounts for use of the community pool will be phased out.
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Slideboarding is equal parts skill and thrill
Aquatics International
WhiteWater West has figured out how to make water slides appeal to the video game generation. The waterpark attractions maker in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada recently unveiled a concept that combines arcade-style button mashing with splashing called Slideboarding.
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Dead crows in downtown Portland, Oregon parks, police seek the cause
KATU-TV
About 30 crows were found dead in Portland, Oregon's waterfront park area and the Audubon Society is helping police find out why the birds died. Officers followed up on a call reporting crows suffering seizures and flopping on the ground in Waterfront Park. Portland Parks & Recreation found more of the dead birds near Lovejoy Fountain and in the Chapman and Lownsdale Square parks.
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Abandoned coal processing site to become Wellington city park
Deseret News
A patch of ground that was once home to an abandoned coal processing plant will soon become a 30-acre city park, thanks to a partnership teaming the federal government, two state agencies and the city of Wellington, Utah. The city was approached by the state Division of Oil, Gas and Mining more than two years ago about a project to reclaim the land where the Knight-Ideal coal loadout facility once stood.
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BRANDING CAMPAIGN IMPLEMENTATION


Discount tickets Available at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Enjoy and Support CPRS!
Don't miss your opportunity to purchase discount tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in the months of November and December and support CPRS. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is donating $2 to CPRS for every ticket purchased between Nov. 8 and Dec. 28, 2014, when you use the promo code CPRS at the Six Flags website https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom. You can also download a flyer here and present it at the park. Among other events, you can be part of sleigh bells jingling, & ring ting tingling as the park celebrates its eighth annual Holiday in the Park on weekends from Nov. 28 to Dec. 14.


EDUCATION



CPRS training opportunities
Playground Safety Certification in Lakewood, Jan. 20-22, 2015
http://www.cprs.org/user_media/pdfs/Education/lakewood.pdf
Playground Safety Certification in Sacramento, March 10-12, 2015
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