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October 1st, 2016

CORRE is excited to be presenting at the 2016 Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference this November. Our experts will be leading sessions on structures and real estate that can help guide your upcoming projects.

November 2, 2016: Expanding Your Systems: The "How To" with Land Purchases | Lynda Fink, PLA

Whether you're new to responsibilities for land acquisition or have been navigating for years, this session offers valuable insight in both the "how" and the "why" behind land acquisition with parks, trails, and open spaces. The session will cover the basics of acquisition from valuation & negotiation through closing and even condemnation. Key differences in local vs. WisDNR vs. WisDOT will also be highlighted. Case studies will include abandoned RR corridors, direct purchase of land from residents, and land donations. Participants will learn the basic steps in land acquisition from appraisal through closing and will learn the differences in procedures between locally funded, WisDNR and WisDOT funded acquisition procedures.

November 3, 2016: Crossing the Chasms: Working with Boardwalks and Bridges | Lynda Fink, PLA and Eric Price, PE

This session will go over the applicability of boardwalks and bridges in various environments within park systems. General characteristics of the different types of each system, costs, maintenance requirements and pros and cons of each system will be covered. Audience participation with personal experiences with systems will also be encouraged. Participants will learn the differences between the various systems and what will work for them in the future for their specific project needs.

Lynda Fink, PLA specializes in comprehensive park planning and multi-use trail design projects. Her 17 years of comprehensive experience includes serving as a landscape architect for the City of West Bend, as a Local Program Management Consultant for WisDOT, and as a design consultant. In addition to design, she is known for her assistance in securing alternative funds through public and private grants, and is also a seasoned negotiator for real estate projects.

Eric Price, PE specializes in structure design for municipal and WisDOT projects. His expertise includes Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) and design of a variety of structural types including concrete slab, single and multi-cell box culverts, pre-stressed concrete girders, steel plate girders, wood design, pier design, and various retaining wall types. His experience also includes bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

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