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Branbury State Park Wins Park Of The Year Award

Wednesday September 26, 2012

By Marcie Bolton

Every year an award goes to a Vermont State Park in each region for park of the year.  This year in Addison County, Branbury State Park won top honors for region 2.

According to the purpose of the program is to acknowledge exemplary accomplishments of the parks field staff, as well as for the enhancement of public service – to make the parks a better, more enjoyable place to recreate. They do this to emphasize the focus on group accomplishment.  Here is a list of some of the criteria: Staff must display outstanding hospitality to all park visitors.Staff must demonstrate an outstanding ability to tactfully handle conflicts and reinforce rules and regulations.  Special consideration will be given to the operation that goes “beyond the normal call of duty”.

Staff must maintain amiable, courteous, and respectful working relationships among themselves and with maintenance staff, concessionaires, contractors and others who may be working in the park.  Staff appearance must be especially clean, neat and professional.  Staff must adhere to all safety requirements using appropriate safety clothing and equipment and insuring that all employees are well versed on all safety related matters.  Buildings are to be extraordinarily clean and free of rubbish, odors, stains, etc.  Park entrance is to be especially well groomed.  Lawns are to be thoroughly mowed and trimmed. Trees, shrubs and flowers are to be well groomed.  Litter is to be picked up promptly and Campsites must be prepared well and promptly.  Congratulations Branbury!   

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