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February 2017 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Outdoor REC Act Signed Into Law

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 former President Barrack Obama signed into law the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act. Also known as H.R 4665, this new law is the capstone of recent efforts by House representatives to increase the assessment of the outdoor recreation industries contribution to the United States' Economy.

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SPECIAL NEWS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

  • CPRS Conference & Expo, Feb. 28 to March 3 in Sacramento, Calif. Presented by the California Park & Recreation Society (www.cprs.org)
  • IHRSA 2017, March 8 to 11 in Los Angeles. Presented by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (www.ihrsa.org)
  • Amusement Expo International 2017, March 14 to 16 in Dallas, Texas. Presented by the AAMA and AMOA (www.amusementexpo.org)

REC NEWS

JCCs Return to Normal Operations After String of Bomb Threats

On Feb. 20, 11 Jewish Community Centers received phoned-in bomb threats. This came in the aftermath of three waves of bomb threats in January. All bomb threats this year proved to be hoaxes, and all JCCs impacted have returned to regular operations.

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Global Wellness Institute Releases Wellness Industry Analysis

The Global Wellness Institute released the 2016 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, research the measures and analyzes 10 markets (from fitness/mind-body to wellness tourism) that comprise the global wellness industry.

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NSPF Looking for Step Into Swim Grant Recipients

The National Swimming Pool Foundation is accepting 2017 grant applicants for the Step Into Swim Campaign until March 3, 2017.

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Pediatric ACL Injuries on a Steady Rise

A study in the March 2017 issue of Pediatrics is the first study to show the incidence of ACL tears in pediatric patients has significantly and steadily increased by about 2.3 percent annually over the past 20 years.

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NDPA Conference to Focus on Next Generation of Water Safety

The 16th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference will take place in Pittsburgh from April 10 to 14.

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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

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Go! Tech-Enabled Parks: From Pokémon GO to Geocaching and Beyond

There's always talk about how to get people to turn off the tech and head outside. But if you can't beat the screen, there are ways to incorporate it into your parks and facilities with tech-enabled fun.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201701FE04/1.

A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Key to Success With Trails & Greenways

To design and develop an effective trail or greenway, you need to start with a proper plan. Community involvement and funding partnerships will help get the project off the ground.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201607FE04/1.

2016 State of the Industry

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201606FE01/1.

Going Natural: Incorporating Nature Play Into Urban Parks & Greenways

Expanding on our coverage of urban greenways, we provide additional information about how incorporating natural play elements can boost involvement in nature.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201509WE02/1.

Path to Nature: Programming Trends in Environmental Education

Whether it's on the trail or in the nature center, programming designed to enhance people's understanding of nature is still popular.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201310FE04/1.


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