If your pooch can‚Äôt get enough of the park, the Charleston Parks Conservancy and Lowcountry Dog magazine want to hear about it as part of the I Bark for Parks! Contest, which started April 1.
Online PR News – 07-April-2009 – – If your pooch can‚Äôt get enough of the park, the Charleston Parks Conservancy and Lowcountry Dog magazine want to hear about it as part of the I Bark for Parks! Contest, which started April 1.
The two have teamed up for the contest that invites Charlestonians to share a special story or memory about their favorite canine and one of Charleston‚Äôs parks. The winning entry will be published in the August/September issue of Lowcountry Dog along with a professional photo of the winner and his or her dog.
‚ÄúCharleston‚Äôs parks are as much for dogs as they are for people,‚ÄĚ says Jim Martin, executive director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. ‚ÄúWe have seen just how many people love taking their dogs to the parks and this is a chance to recognize what a great place parks can be for people and their pets.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI actually dreamed up the idea of Lowcountry Dog at the James Island County Park,‚ÄĚ says Leah England, publisher of Lowcountry Dog. ‚ÄúSo I thought this contest would be a great way to learn what other fun things people are experiencing with their pets in our parks.‚ÄĚ
To enter, sign up to be a Park Angel with the Charleston Parks Conservancy at ParkAngels.org and then upload your story under the specific park at www.parkangels.org/park_wikis. Or e-mail your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be accepted until June 30.
For more information, visit CharlestonParksConservancy.org and click on Programs.
About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Founded by businesswoman Darla Moore and headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org. For more information or to contact the Park Angels, please visit www.parkangels.org.