Posts Tagged: parks

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation Month! To celebrate, [email protected]UNC created a series of graphics highlighting interesting facts about the many benefits of parks. Click here to view the full series: Why Are Parks Important? Parks, whether they are city, state, or national parks, play a major role in the health of a community. Not… Read more »

Celebrating National Park Week – Our National Parks: The Pride of America [infographic]

It’s National Park Week! Go out and celebrate “America’s best idea” with free admission to all National Parks from April 20-28th. Learn more about the history and scope of our National Parks from this infographic from UNC-Chapel Hill’s public administration program and OnlineMPADegrees.com: OnlineMPADegrees.com & [email protected]

The Best Sequester “Grand Bargain”: National Historic Landmarks Photo Calendar 50% Off

With all the Federal Government bashing going on in the press and social media, it’s a good time to remember all the valuable things the Government does for its citizens. One of the best and most widely valued of these is caring for our national parks. Every year the National Park Service holds a photo… Read more »

U.S. National Park Service Adopts E-Procurement Platform

United States government agencies haven’t exactly made much positive fiscal publicity for themselves over the last several years, but that may soon change for the better. Under direction from the Obama administration, agencies are adopting better business processes, most particularly through usage of expense management and invoice management solutions. Most recently, the U.S. National Park… Read more »

It’s All About the Crew

The second in my series of articles on the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps – an example of government at its best, preparing youth for the future. Year after year we tell park staff – the Youth Conservation Corps crew will get more done than you expect. Even parks that have had crews year… Read more »

Happy Earth Day from America’s State Parks

This year marks 40 years of Earth Day celebrations. America’s State Parks celebrate Earth Day every day as they conserve land for the enjoyment of us all. America’s State Parks are destinations for outdoor recreation and quality nature and historical programming. Why not visit a state park for this earth day – there’s one not… Read more »

Member of the Week: Nancy Heltman

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead As human beings continue to have significant impacts on the environment and its resources, education is the perfect tool to inform individuals of how their behaviors and patterns are having negative… Read more »

Odwalla® Teams with Virginia State Parks for Greener Future

The Odwalla Plant a Tree program allows people to donate trees, free of charge, to local State Park systems Virginia residents don’t need to get down and dirty this summer to plant trees in our state parks. With the ease of a mouse click, the Odwalla Plant a Tree program allows you to donate a… Read more »

Role of Web 2.0 in Parks and Recreation.

OK, admit it. When you think of Parks and Recreation you don’t necessarily associate that with web 2.0 or Social media. Think though, for a minute, and you will see that there is a tremendous opportunity here for these tools to permeate through. For instance, if you have an online calendar of events, what if… Read more »