Magazine article Parks & Recreation

A Community Affair

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

A Community Affair

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The Port Washington, Wisconsin, Environmental Planning Committee agreed that its park system needed more recycling bins, but because of the prohibitive costs of the bins and lack of budget allocations, acknowledging the problem was about all the committee could do. "Due to the cost of the bins, I was struggling with a way to make it happen," says Charlie Imig, director of parks and recreation.

As luck would have it, two other unrelated events were unfolding that would result in an innovative approach to meeting the city's recycling bin needs: Nick Havlik, a technology education teacher at Port Washington High School, was reaching out to local city departments to connect his building construction and woodworking classes with service learning projects in the community. And, Jon Crain, the local city forester and member of the planning committee, was, in his words, "looking for different ways to utilize urban wood, especially the amount of ash trees decimated by the EAB [emerald ash borer]. …

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