Have you heard that October 4, 2013 is National Visit a Park Day? This is something that NRPA and the Young Professionals Network (YPN) have celebrated over the last couple of years to help promote the wonders of our natural and treasured resources out there – local parks. The Young Professionals have put together some great ideas on how to celebrate Visit a Park Day and want to encourage park and recreation agencies, community leaders, civic groups, schools and other organizations to come together and participate!
Congress will return on September 9 and must take action on both the FY 2014 spending bills (appropriations) and an increase to our nation’s debt limit to avoid yet another government shutdown. Differences in the House and the Senate may prove challenging to consensus on these two issues. Both of these measures have implications for local parks and recreation and Stacey Pine, NRPA’s VP of Government Affairs summarizes what to expect out of Congress this fall and why it is so critically important for park and recreation advocates to raise their voices now.
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