November 7, 2018
It's Award Nomination Time!
Nominations are now open for the PRPS Recognition and Awards Program! Awards will be presented at the 2019 PRPS Conference & Expo in State College, PA. The deadline for nominations is  January 25, 2019. View the award categories and nominate someone deserving today!
Get involved with our Branch Committees
Are you interested in being more involved with PRPS? By joining a committee , you will learn more about your profession and the Society, as well as quality time networking with your peers. These committees are looking for new people to join their team!
Community Branch, serve on Executive Committee, contact President  Becky Richards
Park Resources Branch, serve on Executive Committee, contact President Jim Bobeck
State Parks Branch, s erve on Executive Committee Nick Sulzer
Therapeutic Recreation Branch, serve on Executive Committee, contact President Becky Kandrac
Please consider joining one of these committees, or review more volunteer opportunities on our website . Let us know if you are interested in volunteering with us!  
In a time of giving, show your L❤VE  for PRPS
Since its 1935 inception, PRPS has supported thousands of PA parks and recreation professionals.
We've developed alternative revenue sources for your department via the consignment ticket sales program and Recreation and Parks Technical Assistance Program (RecTAP), while advocating for continued state and federal funding sources like Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. PRPS is a trendsetter that contributes to the National Recreation and Park Association Magazine Advisory Board, its Open Space blog and its State Affiliates Council. 
The holiday season is just around the corner, help PRPS continue advancing its services-your services - with a small gift today!
Scholarship Opportunity!
NRPA is offering 25 scholarships for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. This training opportunity includes a combination of online learning, classroom presentations and field experiences that will focus on green stormwater infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance. 
The training is geared towards professionals responsible for the land management and maintenance operations of municipal parks and includes an in-person 2.5 day training in Philadelphia.
PRPS Events
Fall Membership Meeting (November 14)
D1 Holiday Show (December 1)
Leadership Summit by invitation only (December 5-6)
D3 Mini Expo (December 12)
Other Events
Spotted Lanternfly Management Workshop (November 19)
Go For a Ride Day! (November 22)
Is your house in order? 
by Chris Lessig
How many of you can identify with this scenario?
You have staff scheduled to drag your ball field for an important softball tournament and the infield machine won't start. They determine it is a safety switch that needs adjusted. They go to your trusty shop toolbox and look for the 9/16ths socket w/ 1/2" drive with the extension and the universal to reach the adjustment to make the adjustment. But when they look for it, they can only find a 9/16th socket in the 3/4" drive. Ok, so they have to use a tool bigger than they need, no big deal right? Only to realize they don't have a universal attachment for a 3/4" drive to help reach the bolt to adjust the safety switch to get the infield drag operational!
Continue reading on the blog.
Want to join the blogging team?
We are looking for some thought leaders to join the PRPS Blogging Team for 2019. If you are interested in writing for the Dig It! blog contact Emily Schnellbaugh for the guidelines.
Fall Magazine is online!

The Fall issue of the Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks magazine has been distributed. If you did not receive the latest issue, let us know! You can always view the digital version online under Resources/Publication. If you have an interesting article for the Spring issue, please send to by March 26, 2019. The Spring magazine will be issued late May.

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