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Stop the unacceptable plan to pave the way for new accommodation, restaurants and activities in National Parks that were formerly off limits, parks created by our forefathers for all generations to enjoy, cherish, respect and protect.
Parks such as Pt Nepean, Port Campbell, Wilsons Promontory and The Grampians need protection.
Ryan Smith, the Environmental Minister quietly released new guidelines on Easter Sunday and now wants to sign off and compromise our National and Coastal Parks.
In Texas we have a wonderful selection of parks to enjoy. Unfortunately I have never found a fruit tree in any of them. They are well treed parks, just no fruit. Fruit trees in our parks would be a welcomed change. Available fruit would provide a nutritious snack that would be well received. It could make a significant impact on childhood obesity and overall health.
Diabetes could also be reduced with natural complex sugars readily available and free. Health benefits are limitless. It would make fresh fruit available to those with no land available to grow on. Store bought fruit quality has declined and is often mishandled. Fruit on local trees is safer and healthier. It also tastes better. Fruit trees also help keep the our environment in balance. Bees are a needed creature. Giving them another source of food can only benefit the rest of us.
You might argue that we don't want bees in the parks. Well, they are already there. This gives them something to do. They would be busy high in the trees pollinating. When the fruit was ripe they would no longer be so active. Bees are not a problem or an enemy. Fruit trees require more maintenance than native trees. The cost of keeping fruit trees wouldn't be feasible in all parks. In others however, they could change society in a positive way. The rewards are almost immeasurable. Unpicked or fruit lying on the ground could be left in place, or collected and composted. The compost could be used a free fertilizer for our parks. Compost could also be sold for a profit.
Compost could be made available to citizens to promote chemical free fertilizing. Greatly reducing the amount of pollutants in our water. Further helping the environment and replenishing the soil for future generations. Please consider this petition for the right to fruit trees in our parks. At least the right to plant one myself.
This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to the Mayor, City Council and Park & Recreation Dept. of Belmont, North Carolina. Its goal is to support the construction of an off-leash, fenced-in dog park to be created in the city limits of Belmont, NC. A full proposal is currently being developed that will be presented to the City of Belmont along with this petition.
This park would be a designated area where residents and their well-behaved canine citizens can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment. We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who will be willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions.
This park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in large part by volunteer dog advocates and maintained in partnership with the City of Belmont.
In many cities, dog parks are very common. You can view the list of dog parks in each city and state by visiting this website: www.doggoes.com . The large number and success of dog parks all over the country demonstrate that when a group of concerned and responsible dog owners work together for a leash-free dog park, not only can this concept work but it can thrive and enrich the community.
Research shows that property values near dog parks increases, sometimes significantly. For example, in one San Francisco neighborhood, property values rose approximately 900% within five years of the construction of a dog park. Consider this: parks increase the livability of a city and provide for a better sense of community.
The more parks a city has, and the more variety of parks a city has, the higher its property values tend to be. Moreover, research shows a great reduction in crime in neighborhoods with dog parks. Who would want to commit a crime with fifteen dogs and their owners watching? (source: www.clevelanddogparks.com )
Therefore, we are asking the City of Belmont to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:
- There is not a current public dog park in our area to accommodate safe, off-leash dog activities.
- Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets.
- Such a park would reduce angst between dog owners, non-owners, police and park authorities regarding dog access to other city parks.
- This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.
- Many dogs need exercise above and beyond human limitations; furthermore, many dog owners do not have a yard where their dogs can spend time outside, and leashes greatly limit the dog’s space and pace.
- Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.
- Regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control, and the overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.
Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our residents to exercise their canine family members and themselves as well as benefit the community as a whole!
If you would like to be involved in our efforts, you can email Happy Dog Cafe Boutique & Spa, Inc. at: email@example.com We will be happy to update you on our next steps and see how you can make a dog park a reality in the great City of Belmont.
Keep making dogs happy,
Brian S. Anderson
Happy Dog Cafe Boutique & Spa, Inc.
The Pialba skate bowl in Hervey Bay, Queensland has the potential to be a popular skate park for skateboard, BMX and scooter riders if developed. At present the park is under utilised as it requires upgrades (re-surfacing, new coping) and consists of a single skate bowl.
If the bowl is upgraded and a plaza park built around it (ledges, stair sets, rails, abstract skateable ojects etc) it would provide a second venue for the youth of Hervey Bay to skate/ride as the current skate park on Torquay Road is at capacity.
The upgrade of the Pialba skate bowl would not only relieve some pressure on the Torquay Road skate park, it would also take advantage of the surrounding parks, water park, BBQ's etc and provide an excellent venue for the youth of Hervey Bay.
St. Louis County's proposed 2012 budget disproportionately cuts the Parks department budget. Of the $10 million the County Executive wants to cut, 43% comes from the Parks budget.
The County Parks serve more than 15 million people each year, what other organization in Missouri can say that? This will result in the closure of nearly 40% of the parks in our system! The County Executive has also suggested the sale of Park Land as a possible way to make money.
After cutting $4.3 million in 2012, the COO and County Executive have already said they want to cut another $4 million in 2013. This will leave approximately 3-4 regional parks county-wide and almost no budget to staff, maintain or secure them.
To see the proposed budget go here: http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/Community/NewsPressReleases/newsid2071/301/mid/2071
The Public Hearing for the Budget is on Tuesday Nov. 15,2011 at 6:30pm in the STLCounty Council Chambers, County Administration Building, 41 South Central Ave., Clayton, MO. Please come support our Parks!
Seabury Park has been part of the South Bronx community for many decades.
Over the years this park has gone through many changes and at this time we are trying to improve the overall wellness of the park.
Seabury Park has been cleaned so many times and still seems to always be filthy and neglected. Please help us to end the neglect to Seabury Park.
We call for the development to be rejected because:
• The drastic loss of sun and daylight to residents in Whitgift House will place some residents in permanent darkness in the winter, increase their fuel and light bills, and have serious consequences for their quality of life
• The loss of sunlight and daylight to the Lambeth High Street Recreation Ground will have a detrimental effect on the quality of the park especially in winter months
• Less than 10% of the development is being put aside for affordable homes. This borough needs more social and affordable housing and not more housing for millionaires!
• The 138 exclusive car parking spaces are completely unnecessary in an area which has some of the best access to public transport in London and will increase traffic noise and pollution in local streets
We want a development that respects local residents, the amenities and character of our neighbourhood, including the listed buildings and other heritage assets of this area.
In these tough economical times, parents of children enrolled at Hillsborough County's Parks & Recreation site Mort Park, are already struggling to keep up with the current rates that were put into affect in 2010.
Increasing these rates for the summer session in 2011 will not only put a hardship in the parents' financial responsibilities, but will cause the enrollment rate to drop drastically. Our parents are upset about the new rates offered. $250.00 per 5 week session per child is not acceptable. Most parents have to work and require the whole 2 sessions totaling 10 weeks for $480.00 per child for the entire summer is out of our reach financially.
The majority of the parents have more than 1 child enrolled, making it impossible to even consider having to pay for these rates. Although there is a scholarship available for lower income families, the rates are still too high for the parents that qualify. $150.00 per 5 week session per child, making it $300.00 for the entire summer program. If the family qualifying has 2 children enrolled, that's a total of $600 for the 10 week session, still too high to even consider having to pay for these rates.
We need Mr. Victor Crist to consider decreasing these rates. As the end of the school year is approaching, we are in desperate need to have our children enrolled in an affordable summer program that would provide our children for a place to be while the parents are at work.
The fenced off area along the waterfront at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Freeway is public land. It has been neglected by the city for as long as anyone living in Rockaway can remember and is in complete disrepair.
The area remains as one of Rockaway's most active fishing spots but is very dangerous as there are large stones and scraps of metal sticking out of the broken concrete and as there are no guard rails preventing fisherman from falling onto the rocks below.
The benefits of a park in this location would greatly out weight the costs of this endeavor for the city as this area is small. Please sign this petition below to help give the Rockaway community the beautiful bay front park it deserves.
The many small parks and children's playgrounds within the City of Greater Dandenong area are not being maintained to a level which is acceptable to the residents of the city. In many instances maintenance is little more than a 4 or 5 weekly slashing of the grasses which are left to rot and smell.
The general appearance is of an area in neglect which does not equate with the local residents aspirations to be part of a residential area that reflects a degree of pride in its appearance.
Pavilion Park will soon undergo major renovations. Plans call for a raised platform lawn, the removal of the park gates and (most unfortunately) removal of the dog run.
Because Pavilion Park has a long happy tradition of welcoming ALL community members including the furry ones that bark, it is our intent that this petition make clear that once Pavilion Park is renovated, the community intends to continue to welcome all members of the community there including well behaved, on-leash dogs.
Because dog owners are community members who also enjoy sitting in tranquil parks, it is important that our UES community continue to provide some dog-friendly public parks. None of the other 8 parks surrounding Pavilion Park are dog friendly -- including 5 Sutton Place Parks, the Queensboro Oval Park, 24 Sycamores and St. Catherine’s Parks. '
Athough the near by East River esplanade is dog-friendly, it is not a genuine park. It is an urban waterfront Greenway -- a pedestrian and bicycle shared use path -- and not a tranquil park setting.
It is very important that Pavilion Park remain dog-friendly to ensure that all human members of the community -- those with and those without dogs continue to have tranquil park settings within which they can spend time with family and friends or even just with a furry friend of two.
Unfortunately, there are not enough public parks and Librarys to accommodate the the unincorporated areas of Macon, Ga. Bibb County. There are three water recreational sites surrounding the outskirts of Lizella, which are Sandy Beach, Arrowhead Beach, and Claystone Beach. Sandy Beach charges youth to adult for admittance to enter the beach facilities. Which accommodates paying patrons with a small playground. There is also a lack of library facilities available for this area mention.
The citizens and registered voters of this zone would like to petition the County Commissioner to began the process of planning a successful strategy to accommodate the citizens concerns for more parks, recreation, and libraries in this area.
On May 6th Mayor Bloomberg released the Fiscal Year 2011 Executive Budget. Despite the ardent testimony provided by park supporters at the City Council Parks and Recreation Committee’s Preliminary Budget hearings on March 23rd, additional cuts have been made to the Department of Parks and Recreation.
City funds appropriated to the Department have been further reduced from $258 million last year to $230 million -- almost $30 million cut. Unfortunately, the funding loss will heavily impact jobs and thus park maintenance. The reduction is a result of full-time staff loss through attrition and reductions in funding for seasonal positions.
In addition to the 377 full-time jobs cut from the Department, the budget proposes an additional 16.5% cut to the seasonal staffing budget, which represents a loss of 113 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions within the Department’s seasonal workforce. Considering that they are the main workforce during the peak spring and summer months, this will undoubtedly impact park maintenance, security, and special programs offered in parks.
The City Council works closely with the Mayor each year to develop and approve the city’s annual budget. A final budget for the next year will be adopted prior to the start of the Fiscal Year on July 1st. We urge you to sign this petition and write to your Council Members and Mayor Bloomberg in support of these essential restorations.
Petition to build a fenced in area for dogs in the old ball field on Route 114 across from Patty's Place Restaurant. There is plenty of open space and it is not being used for anything else. It would only take a few chain link fences and a few garbage cans.
Off-leash dog areas, or dog parks, provide a community setting in which people can gather and socialize and where they can observe the interaction of groups of dogs at play. Dog parks the world over allow owners and their dogs to spend time together while the dog satisfies its cravings for canine play and companionship.
There are no dog parks or fenced in areas for pets to roam free in this area, and driving over 40 kms to the nearest one (Centennial Park) is a hassle.
The unconditional love of a companion animal is very beneficial for the elderly, many of whom are unable to properly exercise their dogs and who stand to benefit from taking their dogs to a dog park.
So if you would like to see an un-leashed dog park in Hillsborough, please sign this petition.
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Heart of Denver Dogs is a community group for dog owners who believe in the health, welfare, and socialization of our pets. Due to geographic limitation such as condo living and zero yards, pet owners need to get the City of Denver and our representatives on board to allow us the freedom to exercise, solcialize, and play freely but responsibly in our local parks.
PLEASE JOIN THE MOVEMENT.
We are asking for off leash hours in all Metro Parks in a safe and community oriented way.
16. Rethink Rome
This petition is to address the desire of the citizens of Rome for an outdoor public service similar to that of Outdoor Chattanooga.
To suggest a program to bring together the people of Rome who want to establish our area as a great place to live, work and play.
Well, this is it, I ask you to also read the petition, mull it over and sign if you truly would like to see this project put in motion.
Willow Hill Community needs to have more street lights because of children playing after dark and there have also been numerous thefts of property and break-ins of homes.
The lack of lighting in certain areas needs to be addressed not only for residents' safety but also for personal property.
The Shooters Party's Robert Brown has placed a Bill before the NSW Parliament which will allow hunting access to the State's National Parks.
The value of this Bill as a conservation tool is limitless and if successfully passed will help save countless native flora and fauna populations from predation by introduced and feral animals.
To establish a fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.
To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the City of El Granada, CA, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.
Run For It While The Coast is Clear... Cash cows Are Eating Your Water Front Parks
The Department of lands are drawing up plans to overhaul the waterfront of at least 10 destinations along the coast from Eden to Tweed Heads all to be funded by large private development on public lands.
In shellharbour the lands minister, tony kelly signed an agreement last month to lease land to a developer to build a "world class eco resort" on the killalea state park with thr proceeds funding the maintenance.
The community have submitted a tender for the lands to be managed by a community trust... don't let private investors take away our water front lands for the sake of real estate!!
For 3 years, Pickering City Council been unable to decide on the issue of off-leash dog parks, or approve any of the numerous sites suggested by City staff and volunteers.
On July 13th, the Off-Leash Working Group and supporters would like Council to approve one or both of two locations.
* South end of West Shore Blvd – ideally suited to smaller dogs and handicap accessible.
* SW corner of Concession 3 and Valley Farm Road – great for larger dogs.
The New York City Parks & Recreations Department is leading the way in discussing new initiatives and enacting new lesgislation that protects the health and safety of our communities by limiting the amount of hazardous materials used in construction of playgrounds, recreation areas, sports fields and landscaping.
Synthetic turf surfaces that use crumb rubber infill will no longer be installed, and current installations are under pressure to replace or remove their infill materials.
Finding a suitable alternative infill to maintain the quality, safety and performance of these fields has become an important issue for New York City residents including city officials, architects, engineers, coaches, parents and athletes.
Caldecott Park in Rugby recently underwent a costly makeover. As a result there is now a large state of the art play area for older children and teenagers but nowhere for young children and toddlers to safely play.
The new "toddler area" is too small and consists only of a stationary train, a sandpit and a water feature. Children of that age love swings and slides at the very least! Please help us to improve the childrens' play area and save the park!
The West Milford Parks and Recreation Pre-School has been educating the young children of our township for over 25 years. However, the students, teachers and parents alike are worried that this will be their last year in their beloved school.
The West Milford Parks and Recreation Pre-School is a small, family oriented school that promotes not only the highest education available, but also a family friendly atmosphere for our children and their parents. Our children spend their days with devoted and loving teachers. These teachers have collectively dedicated over 50 years to educating our young children. Our teachers deserve job security and our children deserve the best that we can provide for them.
So, the families of students past, present and future have banded together to let the Township of West Milford know that we will not allow this to happen to our school. If the program must be moved to a new location, it must be one that is appropriate for our young children. One with opportunities for safe and structured play, both indoors and out.
Please sign this petition in order to keep the West Milford Parks and Recreation Pre-School open. Our children deserve the best academic and social education possible and that is found at the West Milford Parks and Recreation Pre-School.
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I am writing out this petition because skateboarders in Brooklyn have no where to go. We can't skate in the streets because we'll get hit by cars. We can't skate in the parks because the Park Department thinks we vandalize.
We can't skate in schoolyards because police officers ticketed us for trespassing. There aren't any skate parks around Brooklyn (11228) that is within walking distance. We need a place we can go to do what we love everyday. That is why we need a skatepark.
Eastern New Orleans is a place to raise families and escape the hassle of the city.
We want a community that thrives on success and to keep it that way in a NEW and IMPROVED Eastern New Orleans.
Only a few months ago, 28 live dolphins were captured from the Solomon islands, and headed for a marine park in Dubai. Already, 4 discarded dolphin carcasses have been discovered, and activists fear the worst for the remaining dolphins. Those that survive will be condemned to a life in slavery.
Dolphins are living, breathing creatures. They form loving bonds with their families in the wild, and they are extremely intelligent. Yet governments just treat them as an object; merely a form of profit.
Activists have called for the release of the dolphins, yet the Solomon Islands government claims that they had been working too long on this deal to stop.
• The Canyon De Flores community is long over due for a park we can all enjoy.
• The preliminary talks between the city and the school district need to be accelerated.
• The Land has already been set aside for a park southeast of the St Andrews Bridge.
• The land has also been identified in the city plan for years now. We as residents want to know what exactly is going on.
George E. Wilkins has been composing music for Disney attractions, since the
parks opened, over 35 years ago. Mr. Wilkins continues to score for Disney
attractions, to this day. His music not only brings the attractions to life, but it
adds to the overall experience, of the ride. He, along with several other
additional or co-composers, have composed memorable music for some of the
most popular attractions at Disney Theme Parks. Of all the attractions he has
scored, Horizons, is probably his most notable, and most talked about score.
George Wilkins has composed music for the following attractions. He has
probably scored for more than what is listed below, but this is all I could find at
The Country Bear Jamboree (Christmas Version)
The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management
Goofy About Health
The Great Movie Ride
The Land Ride (Barn Theater & Queue)
The Living Seas Pavilion (Jason 1)
Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin
Toontown Country Fair
This petition was started, because I am a HUGE lover of Disney Theme Park
music, as are several other people, around the globe. Its purpose is to
determine how many people would buy a CD of Disney Theme Park music by
composer George Wilkins. I hope that by starting this petition and by, you,
signing this petition, the ??? will see that there is a market for this and will, for
the sake of making money and pleasing the many Disney fans, release a CD of
Mr. Wilkins' Disney Theme Park music, some time in the near future.
Thank You for those of you who sign my petition and believe in my cause and
desperation for more Disney Theme park music and for trying to do something
to get his music released! I am just trying to do some good, for the many
Disney Theme Park music fans, around the globe who are unable to be heard.
The City of Aurora Parks Department created a track for Rc car hobbiest, located inside of the Wheel Park. Since it was created, there has been hundreds of people a year that comes and uses it.
There has been Hobby Specialty Shops created around this track. Since then no one has keep up with the maitnece of the track, the dirt is terrible, we have found everything from cement blocks, PCV piping 36 inches long, steel bars, and enough rocks to create another park.
People are breaking their expensive vehicils on these items, and the track is relatively small.