Clemson recognizes state, national ties to parks on eve of National Park Service centennial Michael Staton, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences August 2, 2016 2 Share Park professionals on the state and national levels have enjoyed an influx …Continue reading →
I just found this article, from my Alma mater. The University of Connecticut. Thought I would share. Former Director, and Neag Distinguished Alumnus, Credits School of Ed for Career Path to the Outdoors by: The Neag School June 8, …Continue reading →
The News-Press, on Dec 6th, featured a great piece on Hunters Ridge Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs, Fl. As the President Hunters Ridge Ladies’ Organization, I was interviewed regarding our organization, our drives and passions.
“The club is benefiting from the contribution of a particularly distinctive member; Fran Mainella—–the first female director of the National Parks Service, serving from 2001 through 2006——who is serving a one-year term as president of the Hunters Ridge Ladies’ Organization.
“The organization is a vital part of the success of our very popular women’s golf program, especially our three major annual events—-Hullabaloo, member-guest and nine-hole invitational, “ she said. “We help coordinate play formats, entertainment, decorations, gifts and more. This year’s theme is Friends and Fun which is so appropriate.”
Mainella, previously a seasonal community resident who became a full-time Hunters Ridge resident in 2013, sees similarities in her previous and current endeavors.
“I always believed our parks were to be preserved and also enjoyed. The same philosophy is upheld here in protecting the environment while also enjoying golf.”
She tries to play four times a week—twice with HRLO members, once with her husband and others……….”
Friday nov 6. It is the “the Science of greening the city in a garden” Keynote Speech for GUSA Congress 2015 The Value of Play-A Key to Success for Cities and Nations Presented by the Honorable Fran P Mainella Former …Continue reading →
Congress 2015 Thirty Minute Talk The Play Prescription -An International Health Solution Presented by the Honorable Fran P Mainella Former USA National Park Director; Visiting Scholar Clemson University; Co- Chair US Play Coalition This session will focus on the health …Continue reading →
The downside of no downtime for kids 7895 120 +1 EMAIL BY KYLA CALVERT MASON July 2, 2015 at 11:13 AM EDT Is a summer packed with science and sports camps, reading assignments and math practice the only responsible choice?Have …Continue reading →
Editorial: Bad parks plan Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:21 p.m. Jon Steverson, Florida’s new environmental regulation chief, and his boss, Gov. Rick Scott, believe the state’s award-winning park …Continue reading →