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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 20 job announcements, here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Program/Facilities Coordinator, Pleasant Hillclick here for details

CPRS Forum Highlight
Co-Sponsorship Policy
John De Lorenzo asks, "Does anyone have a co-sponsorship policy by which the co-sponsor of an event or activity with your agency gets fees waived for use of your facilities? If so, can you send me a copy of that policy to or describe what criteria must be met to qualify as a co-sponsored event and thus to have fees waived. Thanks. John De Lorenzo, Interim General Manager, Ambrose Recreation & Park District, 925-458-1601"
Please answer his question here.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 1 will host its annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Sept. 13.
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What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually.
CPRS has organized an annual conference and expo since 1948. It does have an "official" name but we know CPRS members refer to it by other names, which may confuse current and potential attendees. We want your opinion about the name of our annual conference.

Please cast your vote here.
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Model Aquatic Health Code modules for review
  • All 14/14 MAHC modules are now available for public viewing. In addition, 7/14 MAHC modules have been revised following public comment and have been re-posted for viewing.
  • The Recirculation Systems and Filtration Module is now open for public comment through Aug. 31, 2013.
  • The Facility Maintenance and Operation Module has been revised and re-posted after the first public comment period. View the revised module and the response to comments documents.
Each module has a short synopsis or abstract highlighting the most critical recommendations. You can monitor the status of all modules on the MAHC website.

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Glendale tired of butts: 'Smokers will be fed to the bears'
Los Angeles Times
"Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. Our squirrels are getting cancer," reads one sign on the north end of the Catalina Verdugo Trail in Glendale. Yes, it's a real sign installed by the city. Smoking is banned on city trails and parks, but traditional outreach hasn't prevented cigarette butts from piling up and there aren't enough code enforcement officials to patrol every trail. Tired of having stodgy signs ignored, city officials are giving humor a try.
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Kickball makes a comeback
The Press-Enterprise
Members of the Booters didn't know how to get ready for the first game of the city of Murrieta's inaugural Adult Kickball League season. Some wondered aloud if they should stretch beforehand. Others asked if they should stand on the "on deck" circle and swing their kickin' legs to get warmed up. The venue for the inaugural matchup was the city's Torrey Pines Park, which features an artificial red field.
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  California Land Management
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County to restore habitat, create 'Braille Trail' at Placerita Park
With more than $570,000 in combined grant funding by the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the State of California Habitat Conservation Fund, the Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce two initiatives that will yield immeasurable benefits in the beautiful Placerita Canyon Natural Area. The projects — riparian habitat restoration and establishment of a Golden Braille Trail for the visually impaired — enabled by the funding are meant to help preserve habitat in Placerita Canyon and expand opportunities for all people to enjoy natural beauty in Los Angeles County.
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Napa Valley State Park sites among those awarded grants
Napa Valley Patch
The California State Parks Foundation is awarding 16 grants totaling $320,000 to several organizations that are working to support underfunded state parks in California. That includes the Napa Valley State Parks Association, in support of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park.
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The City of Glendora created this Parks Make Life Better!® video. View it here.

City of Santa Rosa has a nice announcement combining its Parks Make Life Better!® Month announcement with its programs, parks and events. View it here.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your summer programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

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Parks After Dark: Using public spaces to reduce violent crime
Los Angeles Magazine
After launching on June 20, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation's Parks After Dark program is in full swing. Kicking off its fourth summer, PAD seeks to foment community solidarity while reducing the rate of violent crime in neighborhoods affected by gang activity. Initially conceived by Parks and Recreation Director Russ Guiney and CEO William Fujioka, it was intended to be somewhat of a Summer Night Lights spinoff (a program which kept parks in gang laden communities open late during the summers).
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Yoga in public schools is exercise, not religion (Los Angeles Times)
Parks and rec programs face cuts if revenues aren't generated (Rocky Fork Enterprise)
Tree-climbing gains popularity as a full-body, outdoor workout (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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Honoring military veterans continues after the fireworks with unique hiring opportunity
Military veterans ready to help their communities get boot-camp fit look no further than your local park and recreation department. Over the next three years, park and recreation departments in 12 communities will seek to hire nearly 200 veterans to teach fitness and nutrition classes and to help inspire healthier, active lifestyles among the public through the Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program.
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  • July 18, Advancing Trails Webinar Series, click here for more information
  • Aug. 5-7, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Elk Grove), click here to register
  • Sept. 9-11, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ventura), click here to register
  • Oct. 23-25, CPRS Aquatic Section California Aquatic Management School, click here to download brochure
  • Nov. 20-23, Academy for Youth Sports Administrators, CPRS members can attend at a reduced rate. This Academy will be held concurrently with NAYS' annual Youth Sports Congress and the Athletic Business Conference and Expo.
  • Dec. 10-12, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (San Clemente), click here to register

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. CPRP certification demonstrates your practical knowledge and that you have the current real-world skills necessary in today's changing park and recreation environment. Read more

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