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    [CityLab, September 28, 2016] This article eloquently outlines the recently released Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape by Jill Joness. This book focuses on the mission to plant trees and quantify their utility, and the campaigns to eviscerate pests...

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    [Mother Nature Network, September 26, 2016] Atlanta's tree canopy is well above average for American cities — trees cover 47.9 percent of Atlanta. A particular 64 acre forest in close proximity to the hub that is Atlanta, however, has just reopened after 4 years and is influencing change throughout...

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    Hi Julie, North Port Parks & Recreation has a High Five award that can be given to employees by patrons or other employees when observed providing outstanding service. The cards are on display at the front desk. Once the card is completed, it is given to the employee and a copy is sent to the...

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    Does anyone have an internal Employee Recognition program for their Recreation Department? If so, would you mind sharing with me how it works. How are the employees nominated or selected? What is the criteria? Are they awarded with anything besides a certificate (time off, gift cards, etc.)? How...

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    We have groups where the trend is to request u10 field dimensions for adult soccer play (faster play, etc). This is ultimately adding more wear to our fields than actual u10 players using the same field dimensions. Has anyone looked at changing a higher rate for adult use of smaller field sizes to...

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