Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Briefly Noted

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Briefly Noted

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* Soldier Field and the Chicago Park District have been awarded the status of LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) from the U.S. Green Building Council. Soldier Field is the first existing North American stadium to receive the award of LEED-EB Certification and the first NFL stadium to receive this prestigious award. LEED-EB stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by SMG, which specializes in venue management, marketing, and development.

* National Public Lands Day for 2012 takes place September 29. It's the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. NPLD keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the' 'tree army'' that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage. NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 70 0 volunteers. In 2 011, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at 2,067 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, and in many U.S. territories. Eight federal agencies, nonprofits, and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for shared lands. For more information on hosting or renewing a NPLD event, visit www.publiclandsday.org.

* The National Association of Recre ation Resource Planners has announced its 2012 annual award winners in recogni tion for outstanding accomplishments by individuals, agencies, and organizations in the field of recreation resource planning and management.

National Recreation Leadership Award:

* Will Shafroth, counselor to the Secretary of Interior on America's Great Outdoors

Distinguished Service Award:

* Joe Elton, current president of the Americas State Parks Foundation, current director of Virginia State Parks, and former president of the National Association of State Park Directors

* Kate Schutt, retired planning manager with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Excellence in Planning Award:

* California State Parks Planning Division-Recreation Proposal for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta andSuisun Marsh

* Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East BatonRouge (BREC)- The Imagine Your Parks - Strategic Plan

* National Park Service-Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

* 02 Planning and Design-Alberta Recreation and Tourism Data System

NARRP is a 501 (c)3 organization comprised of outdoor recreation professionals and others interested in recreation resource planning. …

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