Category Archives: September 2008

Green Techniques On The Green

Tierra Verde Golf Club in south Arlington has always been admired as an outstanding North Texas golf course, but lately it has received much attention for something else–its environmentally friendly way of doing business. Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) recently awarded the Arlington municipal golf course its Lone Star Land Steward Award, which honors the accomplishments of landowners in each of Texas’s 10 ecological regions. The selections are chosen based on the landowners’ commitment to habitat management and wildlife conservation. … Continue reading

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What Image Does Your Maintenance Facility Portray?

I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in all sorts of maintenance facilities–from the most sophisticated to the one-bay garage where most of the equipment sits outside all year. No matter how big or small a maintenance facility it is a direct reflection of your operation. What do visitors think when they arrive at your facility? Can they even find your facility; is there signage on the main road to direct them to you? When they arrive, do they find … Continue reading

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First Things First

When you think about all the pieces of equipment that make up a recreation center, there are several core items whose absence would make functioning difficult: computers, sports equipment, janitorial supplies, first-aid kits. The first-aid kit is absolutely necessary for a center to have, yet it tends to be left off of routine maintenance checklists. Many times a first-aid kit is the only thing that enables staff to provide comfort to a patron who has been injured. The public assumes … Continue reading

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First -Aid Kit Stocking List Samples

Florida Southern College First-Aid Kit Stocking List – Adhesive bandages (Band-Aids various types) – Adhesive spray – Alcohol and 70% isopropyl – Antibiotic ointment – Athletic Tape (various types and sizes) – Bandage Scissors – Blood buster (to remove blood from uniforms) – Chemical cold packs – Contact-lens kit – Cotton-tip applicators – CPR Facemask – Disposable latex or vinyl gloves – Elastic bandages (2, 4, and 6 inch sizes in double length) – Felt (6 inch square, 1/4 to … Continue reading

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Happy Trails To You

It’s certainly a much better trail than Roy Rogers sang about, but it’s black, not green. That is the color RamseyCounty officials in Maplewood, Minn., use to proudly describe the new walking and biking trail built last fall with as many recycled materials as possible, including used shingles. “When you walk down the trail or sit on the benches, you really can’t tell they are made from recycled materials,” says Dave Lyste, project manager for Rachel Contracting, the general contractor … Continue reading

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