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2017 NRPA Advocacy Platform

 

As a member of NRPA's Public Policy Committee, I wanted to share the 2017 legislative advocacy platform with Academy members.

Parks, recreation and conservation fared well in the 114th Congress of 2015/2016.

In the reauthorized multi-year federal education bill called the Every Student Succeeds Act, environmental education was included as a fundable subject for the first time ever.

When partnering with schools, parks and recreation agencies are eligible for grants for environmental/outdoor education programs.

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Academy Well-Represented at NRPA 2016 in Awards, Gold Medal Program & CAPRA

 

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.”

                                                                    -- Jonas Salk

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Davey Institute Brings Science to the Forefront

The Davey Institute, housed within The Davey Tree Expert Company, serves all of Davey’s North American operations with a scientific commitment to our horticultural and environmental services. The scientists and technical advisors at the Davey Institute guide field service teams in diagnosing and prescribing the best products, application procedures, and pest and disease cultural practices to be used at the client site.

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Dues Increase Approved for 2017

 
     Impact. Growth. Relevance. These are words we all like to hear. With these words, however, often comes a price. The price usually involves resources: people, money, partners and time.     
 
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Dues Increase Approved for 2017

     Impact. Growth. Relevance. These are words we all like to hear. With these words, however, often comes a price. The price usually involves resources: people, money, partners and time.     

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Academy Meeting Schedule in Las Vegas

Monday, September 14
  8:00 PM - Gold Medal Reception (Invitation Only) 

Wednesday, September 16
  7:30 AM - JPRA Associate Editors Meeting, Mandalay Bay
  7:30 AM - Academy Foundation Board Meeting, Mandalay Bay

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Call for Pugsley Nominations

The most prestigious award in parks and recreation, The Honorable Cornelius Amory Pugsley Award, given each year at the Academy’s banquet, is now ready for consideration of nominations. Please take the time to thoughtfully consider 2014 Pugsley Medal nominations, pursuant to the announcement below. Please take time now to identify outstanding individuals you know for nomination. Thanks. Fran P. Mainella, 2014 Pugsley Committee Chair

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NRPA Congress

NRPA's Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community. The three-day conference brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
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