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Commercial Recreation Specialists welcomes product sales manager, Andy Berens, who will work primarily with national customers on aquatic recreation products and systems for waterfront and commercial pools.

To reflect their expanding market, customer base and aggressive product development program for 2013, Terex Woodsman changed its name to Terex Environmental Equipment.

SNAG Golf (Starting New At Golf), a player-development program designed for learners of all ages, captured the Player Development Award at the International Network of Golf Industry Honors Awards. To learn more about the product, visit www.snaggolf.com.

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Propane Council Extends Incentive Program

Washington —The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently extended its Propane Mower Incentive Program through 2013, giving landscape contractors another full year to apply for more than $1 million in incentives toward the purchase of new propane-fueled commercial mowers or propane mower conversion kits.

Applicants accepted into the program can receive either $1,000 toward each newly purchased propane-fueled commercial mower or $500 toward qualified mowers converted to run on propane. The incentive can be applied toward up to 25 mowers per applicant, including both new and qualified conversion propane mowers. Program participants must report to PERC on the equipment’s performance and usage for one mowing season.

For more information, visit www.poweredbypropane.org.

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ASBA Joins PHIT America Campaign

Ellicott City, Md.—The American Sports Builder Association (ASBA) has become an Alliance Sponsor of PHIT America, a new national educational campaign to combat the obesity and sedentary crisis seriously affecting health care costs in the U.S. This non-profit, started by the sport and fitness industry, will promote grassroots programs and new legislation to influence Americans to be more active, fit and healthy through a consumer website.

PHIT America has been enlisting participation of companies and organizations from the sports and fitness industry for the past few months to achieve its objectives of education, advocacy, and fundraising for grassroots and PE programs. To learn more, visit www.PHITAmerica.org.

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Accessible Park Opens in East Meadow, NY

The first fully accessible playground in Nassau County on New York State’s Long Island was recently completed by BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers in East Meadow, N.Y. The $1.25-million, two-acre Let All The Children Play (LATCP) playground is located at Eisenhower Park.

Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums developed the playground in a private/public partnership with LATCP, a Long Island not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs. Funding sources included $820,000 raised through the Nassau County 2006 Environmental Bond Act, the New York State CCAP Grant of $250,000, the $200,000 New York State EPF Grant sponsored by NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Nassau County funds, LATCP funds, and private donations.

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Calendar

May

19-23 National Outdoor Recreation Conference and IUFRO Conference on Forests for People, Traverse City, Mich.—Park Place Hotel; www.recpro.org

September

South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association, Pierre, S.D.

17-20 Nevada Recreation and Park Society Conference, Incline Village, Nev. at Lake Tahoe; www.nrps.org

24-27 Minnesota Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference, Brooklyn Center, Minn.—Earle Brown Heritage Center; www.mnrpa.org

25-27 Colorado Parks & Recreation Association, Vail, Colo. www.cpra-web.org

October

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