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File #: 2022-1491    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 4/5/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/12/2022 Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Commission District(s): All Districts To Appropriate $5,000 from District 2 ARP Funding for Park Naturalist Jonah McDonald Programming and Gear for use in Mason Mill Park.

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Board of Commissioners - District 2

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All Districts
To Appropriate $5,000 from District 2 ARP Funding for Park Naturalist Jonah McDonald Programming and Gear for use in Mason Mill Park.
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Information Contact: Commissioner Jeff Rader
Phone Number: 404-371-2863

PURPOSE:
To appropriate $5,000 from District 2 ARP Funding for Park Naturalist Jonah McDonald programming and gear for use in Mason Mill Park.

NEED/IMPACT:
Mason Mill Park usage has increased under the effects of COVID-19. The park also is home to the Central DeKalb Senior Center. Many seniors have been hesitant to return fully to indoor programming and have greatly benefitted from Jonah McDonald's programming outdoors in the park, thereby reducing their social isolation. This additional budget for specific items and rationale are below:
* 3 laser pointers - $150
o Bird-friendly laser pointers use focused green light and are safe for birds' and humans' eyes for use on birding programs to help participants spot birds and point out creatures.
* 20 hand lenses - $300
o For use with participants on programs focused on wildflowers, mosses, lichens, fungi, etc.
* 2 draw knives - $150
o Help participants carve their own walking sticks, which is an excellent entry-point to try hiking.
* 4 hanging scales - $60
o Especially when we do forest and creek clean-ups, it's important to weight the trash we've carted from the woods and from the waterways so we can record the amount for grants, reporting, and publicity.
* 3 D-frame nets + 3 kick nets - $750
o Nets used when testing water quality and will be used by Adopt-a-Stream groups, by the Naturalist, and during educational programs to gather macroinvertebrates to check stream health.
* 4 waders - $300
o For stream-water monitoring, trash pick-ups, and invasive removal in wetlands areas.
* 12 headlamps (with white an...

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