Brad Mollet and Mollet Industrial Group of Jefferson, SD, were recently recognized with the Community Excellence Award by the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association for their support of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Several projects at the park have been accomplished through assistance by Mollet Industrial Group and Mollet personally. Learn more
America Walks and AARP South Dakota are looking for walkable community advocates who are interested in honing their skills and developing a statewide network of peers and mentors. If you are working to increase walking and improve pedestrian safety in your community, consider applying for a Fellowship with the South Dakota State Walking College. Fellowships are limited and the application process is competitive. Application deadline is 9 p.m. CT April 30. Learn more
Through the Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Set the Pace Challenge at the 2021 virtual Grand Blue Mile, you could help your community win $10,000 to use on a project that promotes safe, inclusive and accessible places in which to be active, such as a park, playground, or trail.
All you have to do is rally your community to register for the Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark, scheduled for April 17-25. Additional information and resources, including past project videos and a digital toolkit for communities are available online. Learn more at Set the Pace Challenge.
The South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association recently named the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks as the recipient of the association’s Organization Citation Award. The award recognized the efforts of the department to promote and support recreation in local communities by providing alternative programming and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
Several parks and recreation professionals were recently recognized for their long-time service and contributions to the field by the association. Eight individuals were recognized, including two professionals with over 40 years of service each. Learn more