WordPress Blog Reflection

Please check my reflection on our wordpress blog! It contains a short summary of our blog, what we learned, and our success.

https://www.youthvoices.live/2019/05/23/parks-home-blog-reflection/

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Dutch Meme

This post is a meme describing how slow the Dutch Kills Playground renovation is.

Importance of Clean Water

This is a video explaining the importance of clean water, why we should care, and what we can do to help bring cleaner water to others.

https://youtu.be/5ZJhtN3hjo4

Unclean drinking and recreational water exposure has accounted for many outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, which is an important cause of epidemic diarrhea in the general population and can be an untreatable severe or life-threatening infection in immunosuppressed individuals. Because low levels of Cryptosporidium oocysts have been detected in 65%–97% of surface-water supplies, there is concern that most populations may be at risk for waterborne infection. Knowledge on transmission routes, water-based diseases and their preventions is inadequate, which is why you should spread information about water-based diseases and their preventions. As well as this, you should treat your water. There are a variety of simple and helpful solutions, such as solar disinfection in clear plastic bottles and chlorination plus storage in an improved vessel.

My goal for this video was to spread awareness about transmission routes, water-based diseases, and their preventions. We hope that people use these solutions to treat home water, as well as use this knowledge to treat water in public facilities, such as parks. Please like, comment, and subscribe.

Dutch Kills Playground Renovation Since Two Years Ago

The Dutch Kills Playground, is set for a $4.5 million reconstruction.

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Queens Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski unveiled designs for the project Tuesday that includes upgraded play equipment, play spaces and safety surfacing for both younger and older children, as well as a shaded adult seating area and renovated bathrooms. The renovations will also include new landscaping to increase the amount of green space in the park. The community was able to brainstorm and suggest design elements at a public scoping meeting in April.
Dutch Kills Playground, located on Crescent Street between 37th and 36th avenues, is used every day by students from PS 112, IS 204, and the Baccalaureate School for Global Education. It is also a community hub, with children, adults, and seniors frequenting the park’s play areas and sports facilities. The Dutch Kills Playground has not undergone major updates in almost 20 years.

https://qns.com/story/2016/11/21/dutch-kills-playground-to-get-makeover/

This article was from more than two years ago. The budget has been reduced to $3 million and nothing major has happened to the park, after a long time of two years. We need this issue fixed immediately. Sign our petition!

https://www.change.org/p/joanne-amagrande-dutch-kills-playground-renovation