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NPS, Outdoor Foundation Partner

Washington DC –The National Park Service and the Outdoor Foundation announced a partnership to connect more Americans with the outdoors through the National Park Service Challenge Cost Share initiative, a program that leverages public and private funds to support nonprofit projects that focus on the following areas: Urban Outreach:  Projects to promote active healthy living, restore or conserve community natural and cultural assets, or promote close-to-home access to recreation within an urban setting. Youth Engagement: Projects to engage youth participants to … Continue reading

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EDSA Complete’s Four Seasons At Disney


ORLANDO, FL (August 6, 2014) – The global landscape architecture firm, EDSA, was commissioned to develop the master plan and provide full service landscape architecture design for Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, opening on August 3. EDSA’s expertise in planning and landscape architecture, hardscape design, water feature design and attention to detail unifies the ambiance of this highly anticipated resort.  According to Rob Hutcheson, EDSA Vice President and Project Manager, “Our goal is always to ensure … Continue reading

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Reversible Golf Course A 2-For-1 Deal


Roscommon, MI – After two decades spanning the globe from New Zealand to China designing world-class golf courses, Traverse City resident Tom Doak, is coming home to create a course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in northern Michigan that legendary golf architects could only dream of doing. Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team will design and build a reversible course – two distinct layouts using the same greens but playing clockwise one way and counter clockwise the other way. … Continue reading

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Learn The Proper Way To Apply Pesticides

Philadelphia, Penn. – Summer months mean higher pest pressure in most areas of the country — so it’s more important than ever to know how to properly apply pesticides. That’s why FMC Corporation is reintroducing three videos showing proper guidelines for liquid pesticide applications and demonstrating how to apply Talstar® Professional Insecticide. The videos take viewers step-by-step through applications of Talstar  for outdoor spot and perimeter treatments, as well as indoor applications.  Now live on the FMC Turf YouTube channel, “How to … Continue reading

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Regional Parks And Trail Projects

Photos Courtesy of Randy Burkhardt

While “building more for less” is a familiar mantra, it is now more critical than ever that parks and recreation agencies really explore and embrace how to accomplish this task. Let’s face it—just because budgets are shrinking doesn’t mean the project load has diminished, or that elected officials will stop making commitments to the public that directly affect the way we operate both with capital development and maintenance funding.  DouglasCounty in Colorado leverages capital and maintenance dollars by creating design … Continue reading

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