As the times change and technology becomes further advanced, more and more people are going to the internet to disseminate information. To accommodate that change, the Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) is unveiling a new website and electronic newsletter.
The new website will contain information about each county park and its amenities, rental equipment with prices and descriptions, camping rules and regulations, CCCB meeting minutes, and more.
One of the newest features is an online calendar, which will contain event information. Using the website you can also sign-up to receive the electronic newsletter or review old issues.
To visit the updated website, go to www.cherokeecountyparks.com.
Historically, the newsletter was printed and mailed to those who were interested in receiving it. In order to save on the cost of printing and postage, as well as reach our technologically advanced audience, the newsletter will be created in a PDF form and e-mailed to those who are interested in receiving it.
"Smoke Signals" has been absent for the last several years, but is returning with a new look and layout. The goal is to provide information about upcoming events and recent accomplishments without being too lengthy. As in the past, the newsletter will be produced quarterly.
If you wish to receive the newsletter, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the new website to sign-up. The first newsletter, Smoke Signals Fall 2012, is scheduled to be in your Inbox by September 15.
Although the CCCB started a Facebook page in February, it's just now becoming more active and is a great place to find current information about CCCB happenings. Any program reminders or changes the day of scheduled events, such as a weather cancellation, will be posted on Facebook.
Park goers are invited to send pictures of their stay in the county parks to staff who will post those images on the Facebook page. Staff may also post questions, pictures of places, or pictures of plants and animals to test your county park knowledge and identification skills. For those who are more fluent in Facebook, we invite you to "Like" us and tag us in your county park pictures.
Even with the advancements in technology, the public is still welcome to stop by the office at 629 River Road or contact the Cherokee County Conservation Board for more information by calling 712-225-6709 or e-mailing email@example.com.