Arlington Parks and Recreation Environmental Programs
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Arlington Parks and Recreation Environmental Programs

on

  • 430 views

This PowerPoint provide a summary of environmental initiatives that the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department does to preserve the environment and conserve resources.

This PowerPoint provide a summary of environmental initiatives that the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department does to preserve the environment and conserve resources.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
430
Slideshare-icon Views on SlideShare
430
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment
  • Centralized irrigation systems allow staff to make daily adjustments by monitoring weather, water usage patterns, and remotely detecting leaks and problems at major sports centers and golf courses (10% savings in water and labor).
  • Drip irrigation throughout park system to minimize waste due to wind, runoff and evaporation.
  • TVGC irrigation approximately 40 acres less than most golf courses of the same caliber in this area due to design, which equates to 12,000,000 (12M) gallon less annually than other courses. LAGC took 30 acres out of regular maintenance and irrigation over 5 years ago, which equates to a reduction of water consumption of approximately 9,000,000 gallons annually. Sports field – monthly inspections Parks – yearly Regularly scheduled irrigation audits are performed by key staff at golf courses and throughout park system to ensure most efficient operation of systems.
  • Recycling system saves approximately 150,000 gallons of potable water annually
  • Water entering and leaving the golf courses are tested semi-annually for pH, nitrates, and heavy metals. Sublett Creek Testing in and out of the course 2 times per year at all courses Mansfield Cardinal and Hudson Cemetery
  • Water entering and leaving the golf courses are tested semi-annually for pH, nitrates, and heavy metals. Sublett Creek Testing in and out of the course 2 times per year at all courses Mansfield Cardinal and Hudson Cemetery
  • 200,000 bottle at HPSC annually from 750,000 people
  • Ongoing partnership with Lorrie Anderle—collect clippings for two day compost seminar Clippings to school for their composting program Compost sites at TVGC, Veterans and RLP Grants from Envir Services
  • Glass block in buildings at golf course to eliminate lighting needs
  • Installed 2004 for 20% saving = $40,000
  • 400 people on educational tours
  • 400 people on educational tours
  • TVGC is saving approximately $60,000 annually in labor due to course design. Like courses in the area staff nearly 40% more staff during peak season (Apr – Sep) 12 butterfly gardens Wildlife moving thru corridors
  • What are the benefits of the Audubon Program along with other green initiatives? Environmental Benefits (reduced pesticide/fertilizer/water consumption, improved water quality on-site and off-site, use of native plants) Financial Savings (reduced expenditures in native areas, less labor requirements, reduced usage of fuels, fertilizers, water, electricity, etc.) Education network (including golfers, employees, and community about environmental concerns and advancements) Pasteurized Poultry Manure (PPM) Corn Gluten Meal Molasses Log insect, weeds, disease problems, etc…. Use of nitrogen to bridge Conserve for insect control
  • What are the benefits of the Audubon Program along with other green initiatives? Environmental Benefits (reduced pesticide/fertilizer/water consumption, improved water quality on-site and off-site, use of native plants) Financial Savings (reduced expenditures in native areas, less labor requirements, reduced usage of fuels, fertilizers, water, electricity, etc.) Education network (including golfers, employees, and community about environmental concerns and advancements) Pasteurized Poultry Manure (PPM) Corn Gluten Meal Molasses Log insect, weeds, disease problems, etc…. Use of nitrogen to bridge Conserve for insect control
  • Apply labor hours to areas of high profile (i.e. tee to green on golf courses, sports fields vs common areas, etc.)

Arlington Parks and Recreation Environmental Programs Arlington Parks and Recreation Environmental Programs Presentation Transcript

  • Arlington Parks and RecreationSustainable Resource Management as a Business Philosophy
  • Environmental VisionThe Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is recognized for achieving a high level of environmental leadership while providing a quality recreational experience for its citizens.
  • Strategic Objectives Establish environmental policies and practices that provide a systematic process to reduce costs and minimize negative effects on the environment. Implement environmental best management practices in design, construction and operations to ensure optimum sustainability for the prevention of costly deterioration and reduction in long-term maintenance costs.
  • Strategic Objectives Promote environmental strategies throughout the organization and community. Identify opportunities for leading and inspiring environmental sensitivity.
  • Environmental Stewardship = Fiscal Stewardship
  • Areas of Environmental Focus Water Conservation Water Quality Management Waste Management & Reduction Energy Conservation Education and Outreach Urban Forest & Habitat Enhancements Best Management Practices
  • Water Conservation Centralized irrigation systems  (10% savings in water and labor) Dual / adjustable irrigation heads on putting greens.
  • Water Conservation Use of recycled water system in sprayground since 2004 (85% savings in water). Conversion to drip irrigation in landscape beds.
  • Water Conservation Recommended Plant List  Drought tolerant  Native plants
  • Water Conservation Regularly scheduled irrigation audits to ensure most efficient operation of systems. Low maintenance areas or naturalized areas.
  • Water Conservation Equipment wash area at TVGC utilizes water recycling system that reduces potable water use.
  • Water Quality Management Semi-annual water testing. Vegetation buffers and increased plantings help filter the pollutants from water.
  • Water Quality Management Rain Gardens / Biofilters  River Legacy Parks  Tierra Verde Golf Club  Randol Mill Park  Treepoint Park  Thora Hart Park
  • Waste Management and Reduction Harold Patterson Sports Center Recycling Recreation Center Recycling Trinity River Trash Bash Cleanup Lake Arlington Cleanup
  • Waste Management and Reduction Compost facilities Backyard composting seminars for the public
  • Energy Conservation Incorporate natural lighting into building designs. TVGC maintenance facility / clubhouse oriented north-south to take advantage of prevailing south winds.
  • Energy Conservation Athletic Field Energy Conservation Program Installation of geothermal HVAC system at TVGC
  • Education and Outreach Urban forestry website Forestry camp MLK Sports Center Nature Trail Interpretive signage at golf courses
  • Education and Outreach River Legacy Parks  40,000 visitors at Living Science Center  1,300 acres of preserved corridor  500 species of insects, birds, plants, etc…
  • Education and Outreach Johnson Creek  Environmental educational opportunity  Creek facts  500,000 ft of drip irrigation  2,500 trees planted  28 acres (phase 1)
  • Education and Outreach Environmental tours at TVGC Demonstration gardens
  • Education and Outreach Wildlife education kiosks Naturally Fun Neighborhoods
  • Urban Forest and Habitat Enhancements Let’s Enhance Arlington’s Forest (LEAF) Green the Oaks Tree Program Plant 2,010 All Star Trees in 100 Days Super Grow
  • Urban Forest and Habitat Enhancements Certified Monarch Waystations (13) Linear Park / Natural Area maintenance standards Naturalized areas enhance habitat and reduce long-term maintenance costs
  • Best Management Practices Audubon Signature Program  Tierra Verde Golf Club  MLK Sports Center Audubon Cooperative Program  Meadowbrook Golf Course  Lake Arlington Golf Course  Ditto Golf Course
  • Best Management Practices City-wide Integrated Pest Management Program Fertilization program for golf courses 90% organic product and ongoing natural product research
  • Benefits of Sustainable Resource Management Minimize adverse environmental impacts Ensure long-term sustainability Minimize long-term operational cost Improve operational efficiency Increase consistency in level of service
  • Arlington Parks and RecreationSustainable Resource Management as a Business Philosophy