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March 11, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Through March 17, you can vote once every 24 hours to help the MTRP Foundation win up to $15,000 for a “Technology Makeover” for the 8 Rangers at MTRP.  The MRC Company “Smart Technology Solutions” is the largest technology and services company in the San Diego area specializing in workflow solutions and office systems.  They are currently running a contest to provide the winning 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation with up to a $15,000 technology upgrade for their office.  The winner will be decided by the number of votes cast on-line through March 17. Here is the LINK to vote and you can vote once every 24 hours. Scroll down the right hand side of the webpage until you come to Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation and click the “Vote” button to help us win.  The funds will be used to provide the 8 Rangers at MTRP with wifi connected tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro.


THE MTRP Makeover for MTRP Ranger Staff:  Having tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB Tablet including WiFi access, would put the city's Rangers out into the park. This technology will serve not only as a time management tool, it would allow the Rangers to bring environmental stewardship into the 21st century, by allowing them to utilize on-line resources such as Google Earth, GPS, and other internet-based resources (i.e., photos and aerial maps) in the field. This will give them a truly mobile office and allow them to fulfill all the diverse aspects of their roles within the park. MTRP encompasses 6,800 acres and is one of the largest urban open space parks in the nation. The City of San Diego owns the park, and it is run by the Open Space Division of the Park and Recreation Department. Matt Sanford is the Senior Ranger for MTRP and has seven Rangers working with him. They are responsible for maintaining the park’s 54 miles of trails, its vast amount of flora and fauna, coordinating educational programs, interacting with the 150 volunteers and the park's 850,000 annual visitors in order to maintain their safety and enjoyment of the park.

Contact: Jay Wilson - (619) 405-0177