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Nominations Now Being Accepted For DCNR/PRPS Green Parks Award
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The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the PA Recreation and Park Society are now accepting nominations for the Green Parks Award.  Nominations are due January 27.

This annual award recognizes excellence in the public park community for those that demonstrate the integration of green and sustainable park practices.

Entries are judged on: site location and design, water conservation practices, natural landscaping, materials selection and construction, how they connect people to nature, operations and maintenance and environmental stewardship messaging.

Click Here for descriptions of past winners and those receiving honorable mention recognition.

More information on the Award criteria and nomination forms are available by visiting DCNR’s Green Parks Award webpage.

For more information Pennsylvania’s state parks, forests and other recreation opportunities, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Click Here to be part of DCNR’s Online Community,  Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

For more information on programs, initiatives, special events, workshops and grant opportunities, visit the PA Recreation and Park Society webpage.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Society and Like on Facebook.

Reminder: PRPS 2017 Conference will be held on March 26-29 in Hershey.

Reminder: The deadline for applying for the next round of DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grants is January 23.

(Photo: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Centre County - 2016 Winner.)

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Grants Pave Way For Hempfield Park Upgrade

Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Op-Ed: Keep Pittsburgh’s Rivers Open For Business & Recreation

Pittsburgh’s Health Ride Bike-Sharing Program To Expand

Editorial: Limits On Bike Lanes In Pittsburgh

AP: Philadelphia National Parks Official Billed Vacation Costs To NPS

Op-Ed: Trump Should Make Our National Parks Great Again Too

[Posted Dec. 21, 2016]


12/26/2016

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