Honolulu to address challenges with chief resilience officer | Wash. state parks invest in virtual learning experiences | More marshland sought in redevelopment of Calif. park
April 27, 2017
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Honolulu to address challenges with chief resilience officer
Honolulu has named Joshua Stanbro its first chief resilience officer. Stanbro's mandate is to help the city deal with climate change, natural disasters and other stresses.
Route Fifty (4/26) 
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Around the Country
Wash. state parks invest in virtual learning experiences
Schools will have access to free, interactive lessons about orcas and other aquatic life through an initiative funded by the Washington State Parks Foundation. Lessons will feature virtual park tours and livestreaming of biologists at work.
T.H.E. Journal (4/25) 
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More marshland sought in redevelopment of Calif. park
San Diego is redeveloping a portion of Mission Bay Park, and up for debate is how much acreage should become marshland as a buffer against future losses. "Some of whatever we restore today and what already exists today will be lost to sea level rise," said Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg of the Audubon Society's San Diego chapter.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (4/25) 
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Study: Plants, animals migrating because of climate change
Climate change is causing plant and animal species to move to other environments, and that's having an effect on people, according to a study. "Where the change will end up isn’t easy to predict; as the species within an ecosystem shift in space and time, they're not all shifting at the same pace, and they're not all responding to the same signals," Craig Welch writes.
National Geographic News (free registration) (4/27) 
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Health and Wellness
Column: Open spaces matter for communities
Common spaces where people can gather are important for the health of communities worldwide, writes Sarah van Gelder, author of "The Revolution Where You Live."
Yes! Magazine online (4/26) 
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Northern Liberties, Pa., looks to preserve wooded site
Residents of Northern Liberties, Pa., have come together to transform a historically certified cart way into a public green space. Residents expressed concern about overdevelopment and noted that the area is already home to many animals.
Curbed/Philadelphia (4/25) 
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Public Policy and Grants
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a review of dozens of national monuments covering at least 100,000 acres each that were designated over the past two decades.
The Associated Press (4/26) 
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Leadership and Management
Disagree, but don't disrespect
Disagreement is natural, and it's up to executives to manage their emotions, ask questions and even disagree while maintaining mutual respect, John Mattone writes. "It's the difference between saying, 'You don't know what you're doing,' and 'I like what you did here, but it's important that we consider these points too.' "
John Mattone blog (4/20) 
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Bigger and better than ever in the Big Easy
2017 NRPA Annual Conference registration opens in just four days and it's gonna be so big, we need a full week to celebrate. From May 1 to 5, beginning at noon EDT each day, the first 50 people to register will receive a special prize. Each morning of that week, a new daily prize will be revealed on the conference website, so make sure you check the site regularly. Whether you are an experienced attendee or have never been, this is the can't-miss park and rec event for you. And, this year, it's going to be bigger and better than ever in the Big Easy.
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