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SEPTEMBER 2018 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

NSPF Endorses MAHC Adoption

All state, territory and local health departments, aquatic facilities, and the aquatics industry at large should evaluate and adopt all or part of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), according to a recent position statement from the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation. The goal of such adoption would be protecting not only aquatic staff and patrons, but the facilities themselves.

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REC NEWS

Survey: Americans Believe Access to Local Fresh Produce Matters

According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation & Park Association, 87 percent of Americans believe access to locally grown fresh produce—including farmers markets and vegetable stands—is important.

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IHRSA Answers Injury Liability Questions for Gyms

Injuries can happen at any time in a gym. When they do, it's important that club staff know how to properly manage the situation and avoid liability issues. IHRSA has introduced a new products for members that will help them do just that.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chicago Riverwalk Among ASLA Award Winners

The American Society of Landscape Architects announced the 25 winners of the ASLA 2018 Professional Awards.

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NFWF Awards Grants to Help Recover Monarchs & Other Pollinators

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced seven grant awards totaling more than $920,000 to conserve monarch butterflies and other insect pollinators in 19 states.

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IMBA Trail Accelerator Grant Recipients Announced

The International Mountain Bicycling Association awarded its first round of Trail Accelerator grants to three recipients.

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INDUSTRY STATS

MAHC Awareness

MAHC Awareness

When it comes to awareness of the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), a little more than half (53.2 percent) of respondents to the Aquatic Industry Report survey said that they are currently aware of the MAHC. Some 19 percent said they are very familiar with the code, while 34.2 percent said they are somewhat familiar with the code.

When considered by facility type, respondents from parks and recreation organizations were the most likely to indicate that they are familiar with the MAHC. Some 61.4 percent of parks respondents said they are familiar with it. They were followed by respondents from community centers, where 61 percent are aware of the MAHC.

Respondents from camps and campgrounds were the least likely to be familiar with the MAHC, with just 24.7 percent indicating familiarity with the code.

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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Making a Great Event

When you want to create a great event or festival, there are a lot of to-do's. Here, we talk to some folks in charge of unique and successful events about what keeps people coming back every year.

For more information, read Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Making a Great Event.

Who Has the Best Parks?

The Trust for Public Land recently released its seventh annual ParkScore Index, ranking park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities.

For more information, read Who Has the Best Parks?.

Managing the Wild: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Having the right tools and equipment makes a big difference in fishery management for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

For more information, read Managing the Wild: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Parks

Social equity has long been a goal for parks and recreation professionals. Here, we talk to some experts to learn some best practices for ensuring everyone has a voice and can participate.

For more information, read Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Parks.

A Corporate Affair: Making a Fit Business

Whether it's an on-site fitness center or a partnership with the local community fitness facility, more corporations are looking to offer outlets for their employees to get a little exercise.

For more information, read A Corporate Affair: Making a Fit Business.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2018 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 25 to 27 in Indianapolis, presented by the National Recreation & Park Association (www.nrpa.org)
15th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 10 to 12 in Charleston, S.C., presented by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (www.thewahc.org)
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, Oct. 19 to 22 in Philadelphia, presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects (www.asla.org)
Interbad, Oct. 23 to 26 in Germany (www.messe-stuttgart.de)

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