Project EverGreen names Clinton, N.C., Parks & Rec winner of ‘green spaces’ contest

August 28, 2018By

When the Parks & Recreation Department of Clinton, N.C., was named the winner of the “Our Winning Green Spaces” contest, officials knew they would receive an Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower package to help maintain the city’s parks and recreation facilities. What they didn’t expect to receive was a transformation. Clinton’s Royal Lane Park was the recipient of the park... read more

Are sweeping pesticide bans justified for youth sports fields?

July 19, 2012By

By: Ron Hall There’s growing public concern about the use of pesticides on youth sports fields. This concern focuses on the alleged negative health affects that pesticides pose to young athletes. As a result, Connecticut and New York have passed laws severely restricting the use of synthetic pesticides on school grounds. New Jersey will likely soon pass a similar law. An... read more

Observations from the Peanut Gallery

September 6, 2010By

By: Ron Hall Most of you probably aren’t old enough to remember the Peanut Gallery. In the 1950s the Peanut Gallery was the small group of children comprising the studio audience during broadcasts of the Howdy Dowdy Show. The children, perched in rows on bleachers just off camera, delightedly reacted to the antics of the show’s puppet characters — Howdy Dowdy,... read more