Providence is a magnet for people who make things happen – usingÂ talent, sharing ideas, or forming partnerships. The newly formed Partnership for Providence Parks is an amazing city-wide public/private non-profit geared toward helping the people and community partners help our parks be active, vibrant, healthy, playful and unique places.
To support this mission, the partnership has designed the Winter 2013 Providence Parks Academy.Â Thanks to the support of community partners, the Parks Academy will offer the following workshops:
- December 4, 6:00-7:30pmÂ Â Â Â
Creating or updating a vision for your park
- January 8, 6:00-8:00pmÂ Â Â
Accessing and retaining volunteers
- January 29, 6:00-8:00pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Using social media and the web
- February 12, 6:00-7:30pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Accessing city resources
- February 26, 6:00-8:00pmÂ
Grant writing and intro to fund development
- April 2, 5:00-6:30pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Who Needs Leaves? Identifying trees
- April 3, 5:00-6:30Â
Friend or Foe? Identifying invasive plants
All workshops are free to individuals and groups working in or planning to get involved in the Providence parks. Registration closes 48 hours in advance. To register or to learn more about the Partnership for Providence Parks, visit www.providenceparks.org. Members of park groups outside of Providence or those interested in learning more can contact Wendy@ProvidenceParks.org.
Photo credit:Â A vacant lot in Providence named “Wild Place” is lovingly being restored by Diana Jackson, Providence Children’s Museum artist-in-residence.
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