Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2005

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Workshops to help communities find ways to encourage active living will be presented in several locations throughout the state in June.

The Active Community Environments Project helps communities to make improvements to community design, public transportation, recreational facilities, walking and biking paths to promote and facilitate physical activity.

Half-day workshops will explore best practices and available funding resources to create active communities, identify assets and opportunities, and plan transportation and land-use. The workshop was developed by Feet First, with participation by Washington State Department of Health and Washington State Department of Transportation.

The Clark County workshop will be held on Friday, June 24th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 124 at the WSDOT Southwest Region at 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver located southwest of the SR-500/112th Avenue interchange. The workshop is sponsored by the Steps to a Healthier Clark County Active Community Environment Team. There is no charge to attend the workshop but registration is required. Call Patti Petersen at Community Choices 2010 at 360-567-1067 to register.

Course presenter Dr. David Levinger is a professional engineer, political anthropologist, and executive director of Feet First.

More information about the states Physical Activity Program can be found on the Web (http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/NutritionPA/physical_activity.htm).

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For more information:

James Kissee
Physical Activity Program Coordinator
360-236-3623

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