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and Synthetic Turf

National Recreation and Park Association
NRPA is pleased to introduce Pyxis Learning Center - the online learning system designed specifically for the playground surfaces, park flooring and recreation turf community. Pyxis is built to train and educate professionals, part-time employees, volunteers and citizen advocates - anytime, anywhere and at a low cost! Through Pyxis Learning Center, you’ll have access to a catalog of courses, which you can purchase anytime - for yourself or others.
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American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession, and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
he U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products whether they be playground surfaces, artificial turf, or anything that could pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.
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The American Society for Testing and Materials
The American Society for Testing and Materials: is a scientific and technical organization that establishes standards for testing different types of materials, including playground surfaces and playground equipment.
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Americans with Disabilities Act
Publications are available in standard print as well as large print, audiotape, Braille, and computer disk for people with disabilities.
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International Play Equipment Manufacturer's Association
IPEMA, the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association, provides 3rd party Product Certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment and public playground surfacing materials in the U.S. We service IPEMA-certified member companies, affiliated playground industry groups and anyone with an interest in playground surface and playground equipment regulations.
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New York State Recreation and Park Society
NYSRPS is the principal organization promoting quality recreation and park opportunities for citizens of New York State through education, training, technical assistance and support of local, county, state and federal recreation & park providers.
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California Park and Recreation Society
The California Park & Recreation Society provides the leadership to advance the positive impact and value of the profession on society. California resource for playground surfaces, synthetic turf, rubber playground mulch, sports turf, etc.
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Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects consumers by licensing and regulating California's construction industry. There are more than 316,000 licensed contractors in the state, in 43 different licensing classifications.
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California Integrated Waste Management Board
The Board promotes a Zero Waste California in partnership with local government, industry, and the public. This means managing the estimated 92 million tons of waste generated each year by reducing waste whenever possible, promoting the management of all materials to their highest and best use, regulating the handling, processing and disposal of solid waste, and protecting public health and safety and the environment.
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The Alliance for Climate Protection
Our mission is to persuade the American people—and people elsewhere in the world—of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis.
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The Environmental Protective Agency
EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
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