Tag: sustainability

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Follow along with Nature Interpreters Ellen and Sarah as they share how to make fire starters, get creative with pine cones and more with these nifty (and sustainable!) gift ideas for the holidays.

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Great Parks’ mission is to “preserve and protect natural resources” as well as “provide outdoor recreation.” While some might think those ideals would be at odds on a golf course, the truth is that it’s possible to blend environmentally responsible maintenance practices in our day-to-day operations. To help ensure that we hit the mark, Great […]

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Summer is here, and it’s getting hot! On the golf course, high temperatures and dry soils equal stressed out grass. To the untrained eye, running a sprinkler head is the only way to keep it alive this time of year, but that’s not the case. Fortunately, the golf course industry continues to find smarter ways […]

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Great Parks is putting some new mowing practices into place. Began as one of many “green” initiatives, reduced mowing will benefit us in many different ways: Create diverse habitat areas of woodlands, meadows and grasslands over time to better meet the conservation component of our mission. Improve storm water management practices by slowing down surface […]

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A Greener Holiday

Stories

The holiday season is upon us again, and as I wrap gifts for my family and friends I cannot help but imagine the mounds of gift wrap that will soon be piled outside people’s homes, waiting for the garbage to be picked up. This scary image is enough to motivate me to make my holiday […]

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