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 Export to Your Calendar 1/23/2019 to 1/24/2019
When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Where: Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 
United States

Online registration is available until: 1/16/2019
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5th Annual

Parks Maintenance Institute

January 23 & 24, 2019
Saluda Shoals Park, Irmo
Hosted by the SC Recreation and Parks Association
Parks & Resource Management Branch (PRM)

Join your fellow parks and maintenance professionals from across the state at the 2019 SCRPA Parks Maintenance Institute! This 2-day professional development program is designed exclusively for all park maintenance staff in SC.

Program Schedule

January 23, 2019

Registration – 12:30-1:00

Education Session 1 1:00-2:00 Customer Service Training

Education Session 2 2:10-3:10 Electricity in Our Parks 101

Billy Blevins, Maintenance Specialist II, Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission
Learn the basics of two and three phase electrical systems.

Education Session 3 3:20-5:20 Maintenance Rodeo & Small Equipment Maintenance
Show off your skills with maintenance equipment to complete a variety of challenges. We will also have a workshop on preventative and routine maintenance of small equipment.   

Dinner Approximately 5:30–6:30

Hotel Check-In/Social 6:30

Hampton Inn
101 Woodcross Drive
Columbia, SC  29212


January 24, 2019

Breakfast @ hotel – 7:00-7:45

Education Session Block 1 8:00-9:00
A. Integrated Pest Management – Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension Agent, Aiken County
Current pest control methods for Parks & Recreation professionals. (1 pesticide credit)
B. Saving Money with Water Management – Steven Pugh, Water Conservation Manager, Rain Bird Corporation
“Water is cheap and plentiful; I don’t care about conserving water. I want to go out to dinner with my wife and kids. I want that new   truck / car. I need a raise… not a way to give back to my employer / customer!”


Education Session Block 2 9:10-10:10
A. Sports Turf Maintenance: When to Perform Tasks -  Jackie Jordan, Clemson Extension
How to determine the appropriate time to perform a variety of tasks to improve your sports turf. (1 pesticide credit)
B. Softball / Baseball Infield Maintenance – John Ferguson, Profile Products 
Learn about techniques, equipment and products that lead to top notch baseball and softball infields.  


Break 10:10-10:25

Education Session 3 10:25-11:40 Active Shooter Training

Wayne Freeman, Senior Special Agent, SLED Homeland Security

Education Session 4 11:50-12:40 Closing Keynote Speaker

Lunch (Provided) – 12:40-1:10  

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