A Different Kind of Tweet

May 29, 2012

A year ago, NRPA put up a couple of bluebird nest boxes at headquarters. Vice President for Conservation and Parks, Rich Dolesh, provides a look at how these boxes have played an important role in conservation of wildlife fledging five beautiful young bluebirds and now a family of tree swallows.  Read more to see how nest boxes might be a great conservation project for you.  

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Who Loves Parks?

May 24, 2012

In the nearly two years I have written for Parks and Recreation Magazine, I have done more than 20 interviews and profiles of people who are changing parks and rec—whether in their own town or on the national stage.

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UPDATE Announcement from the DOJ about Access to Existing Swimming Facilities

May 22, 2012

The Department of Justice (DOJ), late on May 17, released an important announcement regarding access to new swimming facilities, and access to existing swimming facilities. It has not yet been published in the Federal Register, but the DOJ is announcing an extension regarding EXISTING pools and the access requirements until January 31, 2013. 

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A Room Full of Solutions to Empty Bellies

May 21, 2012

On Tuesday May 15, NRPA assembled a group of 28 park and recreation agencies from around the nation – grantees of its 2012 Serving Communities program – to address children’s hunger and obesity, and how they are combating both through summer meal programs.

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CDC Weight of the Nation Conference Highlights

May 14, 2012

NRPA’s Health and Wellness Advisory Panel, made up of 10 park professionals and researchers, recently attended the CDC Weight of the Nation Conference in Washington, D.C. A message heard throughout the conference was that local park and recreation agencies are critical in helping solve the obesity epidemic, making positive impacts in communities

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