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Collecting Water For Conservation

Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / ALong

A rain-barrel program won’t provide a revenue stream or make a park and recreation department rich, but it will educate the public on the importance of water conservation.  Working in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, a Naperville, Ill.,-based, not-for-profit land and watershed protection organization, the St. Charles Park District’s rain-barrel program has distributed nearly 100 barrels since its inception 2 years ago. “While our program is in its infancy, we have made great strides in creating public awareness concerning the … Continue reading

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Field Notes Ronnie Pascale has joined Brock International as Eastern Regional Vice President. Drawing upon his experience as a former coach and professional soccer player, he will work to educate coaches, athletic directors, landscape architects and park administrators about preventing concussions and other sports injuries from the ground up.  Superior Recreational Products (SRP) hired Jessica Kyriakos to the Sales and Marketing team as the Brand Manager for SRP’s Site Amenities product line. She will be the liaison between SRP’s Partners … Continue reading

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World Aquatic Health Conference Boosts Offerings

Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 20, 2014 — World Aquatic Health™ Conference WAHC) organizers announced a variety of special events surrounding the conference, boosting the offerings for attendees. Now in its eleventh year, the WAHC has gained reputation and following as the premier event for the aquatic field. The WAHC, hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), is slated for October 8-10, 2014, at the at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland, Oregon. The scientific conference promises a packed schedule with new … Continue reading

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Hayward Announces “Pass The Salt” Contest

Elizabeth, NJ — Hayward Pool Products is challenging their Hayward Salt Chlorination fans to make a splash for cash this spring by entering its “Pass the Salt” Video Testimonial Contest with cash prizes totaling more than $1,500.  Entries are being accepted now through April 27, 2014, at Hayward’s Facebook page: or at  Each 30-second-or-less video submitted must embody one of three themes: the Comfort of the soft water, the Convenience of automating chlorination, or the Cost savings salt … Continue reading

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Guarantee Animal Encounters

Photo Courtesy of Quinta Mazatlan

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Tanzania in East Africa and view the famous Serengeti annual migration, the largest and longest overland migration on earth. In earlier times, visitors brought home trophies of the “Big 5,” but fortunately today most leave with only photographs of the beautiful African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, and lion. The first stop in Tanzania was an inner-city park designed to educate the local children and families on the importance of protecting … Continue reading

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