Memorial Day Parade CanceledDue to inclement weather, this year’s Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled. Visit http://secaucusnj.gov/ for more information.Secaucus Recreation to hold first annual football campThe Recreation Department will hold its first annual recreational football camp next month.The camp will run on June 16 and 23, from 9-11 a.m. each day. It will be located at the Secaucus High School football field. Admission is free but open to Secaucus residents only. Registration can be completed on the Community Pass.Only students entering the second through eighth grades in September are eligible. Contact (201) 330-3299 for more information.Secaucus Food Pantry seeking tuna, chicken, and pasta sauce donationsThe Secaucus Food Pantry is seeking tuna, chicken, and pasta sauce donations for May. The items can be dropped off at the Secaucus Senior Center, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone with questions can call Judy or Eileen at (201) 330-2014. The pantry is also seeking donations of $10 gift cards to Walmart or ShopRite. Pet Spa Day coming to Secaucus Animal ShelterOn May 20, from 12 to 4 p.m. Sassy Styles Mobile Pet Spa will provide pet spa treatments at the Secaucus Animal Shelter. Treatments for dogs and cats will include nail cutting, tooth brushing, and winter paw pad treatment. For more information on the cost for each treatment, visit http://secaucusnj.gov/ and check the meetings and events tab. The animal shelter is located at 525 Meadowlands Pkwy.
Ivan Rakitic stated that Edin Dzeko is “one of the best strikers in the world” and that Barcelona must beware of the “reinforced” Roma.Roma and Barcelona are meeting at the stadium “Olimpico” today, in the first round of the Champions League.“Roma is a famous club and they have really stepped up. This is the first match in the group stage and it is very important”, said the Croatian national team player for Barça TV.“We will play at a full stadium and they will have a great support of the fans. They have an organized team and, like every Italian club, they know what to do in every moment of the game. They have reinforced the attack with Dzeko, who is one of the best strikers in the world”, Rakitic added.(Source: klix.ba)
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of LaceyThe Urban Forestry Restoration Project, administered by the Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) Urban and Community Forestry Program, is an exciting opportunity to enhance the capacity of urban forests to manage storm water and improve air and water quality by improving the health and functionality of trees and forested sites in urban settings. Even more exciting is our opportunity to participate in this program here in Lacey at Lake Lois Habitat Reserve.A Puget SoundCorps team will work with City staff to remove the English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, Spurge Laurel, Scotch Broom and Robert’s Geranium from Lake Lois Habitat Reserve during the month of December. These invasive non-native plants prevent forested areas from providing our community the full benefits and services of healthy forests by competing for water and nutrients, and in some cases even killing trees. Many undesirable plants that grow in dense thickets also harbor rats and other vermin, creating a public safety hazard as well. Once the unwelcome plants are gone, native vegetation will be planted in its place.The Lacey Board of Park Commissioners approved the Forest Management Plan for Lake Lois Park and Lake Lois Habitat Reserve in September of 2012. Volunteers have been removing invasive plants and re-planting those areas with native trees to implement the recommendations in the plan. Paul Royer, Chair of the Park Board states, “Many people are not aware of Lake Lois Habitat Reserve, but once they have been out to volunteer, they realize the importance of what they are doing and the difference it makes in the health of the forest.”To learn more about future volunteer opportunities, contact the Lacey Parks and Recreation Dept. at (360) 491-0857, or Lacey’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us.For more information about the Urban Forestry Restoration Project, visit the Project online or contact Micki McNaughton at (360) 902-1637 or [email protected] DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is made possible through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service. Puget SoundCorps is part of the broader Washington Conservation Corps program administered by Washington Dept. of Ecology. Puget SoundCorps crews work on projects that help restore and protect water quality in Puget Sound. The Washington Conservation Corps is supported through grant funding and Education Awards provided by AmeriCorps.
Facebook120Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceQuoting Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”And that habit of excellence, cultivated over his decades-long career as an engineer, has earned Scott Sawyer a prestigious award from the state’s American Public Works Association (APWA).Scott Sawyer was presented the Roy Morse Award for outstanding technical and professional accomplishments in public works by the Washington state chapter of APWA. Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceScott, a principal at SCJ Alliance, was presented the Roy Morse Award for outstanding technical and professional accomplishments in public works by the Washington state chapter of APWA. As the APWA state winner, he will now be considered in the National Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year Award.A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Scott moved to Washington 17 years ago and has been in the industry for more than 25 years. “The opportunity to serve is what drives me,” Scott shared. “In my profession, I get to serve people, communities and my colleagues, all in the context of solving problems.” His work on the Port Townsend sidewalk tunnel reconstruction and downtown streetscape is a standout example of both his engineering acumen and people skills, and he considers it the most rewarding project of his career. “I was fortunate to develop a close relationship with the downtown merchants,” he said. “Working with them during design and construction ensured we followed through on our commitment to keep them viable during and after the project. I’m proud of both the friendships made and the work we did to refurbish the downtown core, while preserving its unique charm and historical significance.” From left: Kirk Holmes, Director of Central Washington Services at Perteet, Inc. , Scott Sawyer, transportation design manager at SCJ Alliance, and Debbie Sullivan, deputy director of Public Works for the City of Olympia. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance.When Scott heard the news of the APWA award, he said he was blown away …but his colleagues were not. “The people who do this work every day see Scott as a mentor and a leader in the field. This award honors his contribution not just to the work, but to the people who work alongside him,” said SCJ President Perry Shea. “There’s something special about being recognized by your peers.”SCJ is a nationally-recognized, multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture and design, and public outreach. The company, celebrating a 10 year anniversary this year, has grown steadily from three employees in one location, to a dynamic team of more than 80 employees in five locations: Seattle, Vancouver, Lacey, and Wenatchee, Washington and Denver, Colorado. The privately-held, majority women-owned firm recently expanded into the Seattle-area market and is the recipient of two top places to work awards in the last 12 months.