Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy Arbor Day!

Are you planting, hugging or otherwise celebrating trees today? It is Arbor Day, after all. But according to a Timberland Arbor Day Survey, only 12 percent of Americans actually celebrate this holiday, even though 96 percent agree that trees are important. Why … Continue reading

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How Safe Is Your Play Space?

This week is National Playground Safety Week! Use this as an opportunity to check out your playgrounds to be sure you’ve covered all the safety bases, from proper surfacing below the equipment to correct maintenance practices. And take it one … Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Talk Nutrition, Know Your Stuff

According to Recreation Management’s 2011 State of the Industry Report, nearly a quarter (23.9 percent) of more than 2,000 respondents currently offer nutrition and diet counseling programs at their facilities. And with so many members and clients at these facilities … Continue reading

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