Nashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.
The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicate Mars’ Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
This interpretation of Curiosity’s finds in Gale Crater suggests ancient Mars maintained a climate that could have produced long-lasting lakes at many locations on the Red Planet.
“If our hypothesis for Mount Sharp holds up, it challenges the notion that warm and wet conditions were transient, local, or only underground on Mars,” said Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity deputy project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “A more radical explanation is that Mars’ ancient, thicker atmosphere raised temperatures above freezing globally, but so far we don’t know how the atmosphere did that.”
Nashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.
“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”
Update: Clarksville Online has been notified by the Customs House Museum that this event has been canceled, “Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunday Family Fun: Rowing through Tennessee program has been cancelled.”
Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, June 30th, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center will hold Family Fun Day: Rowing through Tennessee from 1:00apm until 5:00pm.
Before Interstates, paved roads or railroads, there were rivers.
Golden Pond, KY – Experience River Days May 26th-28th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station (NS) in the Kentucky Portion of LBL.
The public is invited to join the celebration of National Wetlands Month Memorial Day Weekend. According to Darrin Samborski, Environmental Education Specialist at LBL, “A variety of programs focusing on natural encounters with wetland wildlife and habitat conservation will be offered at the NS. Visitors will learn all about the animals that make rivers and lakes their homes.” «Read the rest of this article»
National Recreational Water Illness & Injury Prevention Week is May 21st-27th, 2012
Nashville, TN – Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season. While swimming is a fun way to be physically active, recreational water can also hold viruses and bacteria that cause illness.
The Tennessee Department of Health joins in the annual observance of National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week May 21st-27th to help make sure residents and visitors have a safe and healthy swimming season. «Read the rest of this article»
Contest to highlight colors of the urban forest
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Forest Service today announced its My Neighborhood Forest photo contest, celebrating America’s urban and community forests.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $200.00 in outdoor gear courtesy of the National Forest Foundation.
The contest, which runs from April 11th – July 22nd, seeks to highlight the natural beauty that spring and summer bring to U.S. neighborhoods, communities and cities, as well as the crucial role of trees in the places we call home. «Read the rest of this article»
Precautions Urged to Prevent Water Illnesses
Nashville, TN – Taking a refreshing dip in a pool, lake or stream is a great way to beat the summer heat. However, recreational water can hold germs that can make people sick. The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing simple tips to help all Tennesseans stay safe and healthy when swimming this summer.
“Swimming is a great way to exercise, and offers numerous health benefits,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “We want to remind everyone to take common sense precautions to protect their families from illnesses that can be spread in water and help keep swimming fun and healthy.” «Read the rest of this article»
Know Childrens Whereabouts; Avoid Risky Behavior
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing an urgent call to parents and adults providing care to keep kids and teenagers from flood waters as well as rivers, lakes and creeks that have higher than normal water levels and strong currents.
The department also is asking people to avoid risky behavior, keeping clear of storm water drains, inlets and pipes whenever possible. Several areas across Tennessee are experiencing flooding or face the possibility of flooding later this week.
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