2022 MRPA Fall Workshop

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Name: 2022 MRPA Fall Workshop
Date: October 14, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The 2022  MRPA Fall One-Day Workshop will be held at the Lewiston Armory on Friday, October 14, 2022.  This workshop is an opportunity to network with your peers while participating in training sessions that are pertinent to Parks and Recreation Professionals.

We will be offering two morning sessions for Parks Employees. 
9:00 am – 10:15 am - Assess the Structure of Outside Courts: The Integrity, Safety & Areas of Concern
This session will start at the Lewiston High School Tennis courts. Transportation will be provided from the Lewiston Armory.  The group will tour the facility and evaluate the condition of the court. Kevin will bring court patching material and attendees will be able to work directly on repairing the court surface. This session has been designed for maintenance/parks staff. All are welcome.
Session Take-A-Ways: Learn how to evaluate  court surfaces for integrity & safety, learn how to apply a patch to the court surface
Presenter:  Kevin Cornish, Maine Tennis and Track
10:30 am – 11:45 am – Portland Meadow Project
The City of Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities department has been reducing weekly field mowing and transitioning infrequent mown lawns to meadows. Learn about the required planning, preparation and PR work needed to be successful.  Communities in Maine large and small are faced with tight budgets and an ever aware citizenry concerned about the environment and dwindling habitat for pollinators. Creating meadows could help meet both goals.
Session Take-a-Way: Plan & evaluate expected outcomes of creating a meadow project before jumping in.
Presenters:  Jeff Tarling Portland Arborist, Eric Newton, Horticulturist
The Lewiston Armory is home to Lewiston Recreation at 65 Central Avenue in Lewiston, Maine
Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 14, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Contact Information:
Please contact Executive Director, Deb Smith at 207-272-4290 or by email at: executivedirector@merpa.org
MRPA Member Registration - $50
Non MRPA Member Registraton - $60
Student Registration - $20.00

Mail registration checks to:
PO Box 6728
Scarborough, ME 04070

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