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MARCH 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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TPL Awards 10-Minute Walk Grants

Recently, TPL announced $375,000 in funding that will go to eight nonprofits in different cities as part of the 10 Minute Walk campaign. This second round of funding supports grassroots efforts in cities that are working to ensure that all their residents have access to parks or other green space. So far, the program has awarded more than $2.1 million to nonprofits and city leaders in nearly 50 cities. In all, the campaign has gained support from almost 300 mayors, as well as dozens of nonprofits working in their communities to advance this goal.

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National Conservation Leaders Praise Legislation to Fund Maintenance Backlog

Senators Portman, Gardner, Manchin, Daines, Warner, Alexander and King introduced the Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to address the more than $18 billion in deferred maintenance backlog across all federal lands and provide mandatory and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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ASLA Publishes Guide to Highlight Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration for Healthy Communities

The eight member organizations of the Joint Call to Action for Healthy Communities Coalition published 10 discussion guides to highlight successful cross-disciplinary collaborations for healthy, equitable communities.

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Keep America Beautiful Opens Grant Applications for Cigarette Litter Prevention

Keep America Beautiful announced the opening of the grant application period for the 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, designed to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.

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SHAPE America Announces District-Wide Enrollment of health. moves. minds. in Kentucky

SHAPE America announced that the organization's health. moves. minds. program will be rolled out for the first time on a district-wide bases in Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, Ky.).

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American Camp Association Announces Partnership for Safety

CampDoc, a leading electronic health record system for camps, is now an American Camp Association Camps on Campus Partner, to further the protection of minors on college, university and K-12 campuses.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Involvement in Wellness Initiatives

Involvement in Wellness Initiatives

More than half (56.6%) of respondents to Recreation Management's 2019 Industry Report survey indicated that they are currently involved in wellness initiatives at their facilities.

They are led by those from Ys, where 80.8% report that they engage in wellness initiatives. They were followed by health clubs (72.9%), colleges (76.4%) and parks (60.8%).

Respondents from camps were the least likely to be involved in wellness initiatives, with just 9.9% indicating they had such involvement. Respondents from rec centers (52.8%) and from schools (46.6%) were also among those less likely than the average respondent to be engaged in wellness initiatives.

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Be Prepared: Planning for Inclement Weather Events

In August 2019, six people were injured after a lightning strike during a PGA Tour Championship, emphasizing the importance of being well prepared for bad weather during sporting and other events. Here, we discuss how to ensure public safety by planning for bad weather, and what to do when it hits.

For more information, read Be Prepared: Planning for Inclement Weather Events.

Working 'Out': Keep Your Facility Safe for Outdoor Workouts

Spring is finally approaching, and after a long winter, folks will want to take their workout into the great outdoors. Be careful not to expose your facility to risk when you take programming outside by learning how to protect your club.

For more information, read Working 'Out': Keep Your Facility Safe for Outdoor Workouts.

The Sun Broke Through: Harley C. Jones Memorial Rotary Amphitheater in Celina, Ohio

A park in Celina, Ohio, created a brand-new amphitheater and named it for a celebrated local philanthropist.

For more information, read The Sun Broke Through: Harley C. Jones Memorial Rotary Amphitheater in Celina, Ohio.

Start Small, Grow Big: How to Build a Thriving Pickleball Program

Every once in a while, a sport suddenly surges in popularity, and facilities are left scrambling to figure out how to accommodate the demand. Learn more about how you can update your offerings to include pickleball.

For more information, read Start Small, Grow Big: How to Build a Thriving Pickleball Program.

The Spaces We Share: Landscape Design Pros on Park Design

The best designed parks become destinations for people near and far. Here, we talk to landscape design professionals to find out how to build an engaging and aesthetically pleasing park.

For more information, read The Spaces We Share: Landscape Design Pros on Park Design.

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