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Registrations for lessons will be taken Wednesdays, 12Noon-6pm, for the following week at the pool you wish to attend. Registration is week-by-week, and must be done in person. No phone reservations. Slots are first come, first served. For more information on aquatics programs, call 311 or 704-336-DIVE
MECKLENBURG COUNTY PARK AND RECREATION STAFF WIN SEVEN NATIONAL AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS
Congratulations to Park and Rec staff who won seven 2009 Achievement Awards presented by the National Association of Counties (NACo). These awards recognize programs that can serve as examples to all counties. Mecklenburg County won 12 in all this year. The Park and Recreation awards are for:
PARK AND REC WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR "GREEN" INITIATIVES
Mecklenburg Park and Rec is the first agency in America to win the Barb King Environmental Stewardship Award presented by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). The award recognizes outstanding efforts for environmental protection and energy-conservation. Entry was prepared by our Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division. Entry especially highlighted "GreenPrinting," a process to choose natural areas for acquisition and protection using a point scale, and the department's Natural staff which actively manages sensitive natural areas, rare and endangered species, Natural Heritage sites, and nature preserves.
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR PARK AND REC ADVISORY COUNCILS ON SENIOR CITIZENS AND CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAMMING
Park and Recreation Department seeks applicants to serve on two new citizen advisory councils: the Senior Citizen Advisory Council and the Cultural Arts Advisory Council. These councils advise the department about service needs and recreation programming. Each will include five citizens, a member of the Park and Rec Commission, plus four representatives of service providers in a related field. Applicants must be Mecklenburg residents. Members will be chosen by the Park and Recreation Commission. To apply click here or call 704 432-1157.
Call Extension office at 704-336-4011 or 704-336-4008 for further assistance with weed ID and herbicide selection.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT PARK AND RECREATION; COME HELP US WITH MANY EVENTS
For information on volunteering for any programs contact: Lori Saylor: 704 336-5478 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Volunteers younger than age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers for Therapeutic Recreation (TR) must be at least 18. Join the fun. Volunteer for any of the following:
For more volunteer opportunities including projects for business groups and help with special events, click here.