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National Safe Digging Month Coming Up

February 4, 2010
Click here for the latest Common Ground Alliance e-newsletter with articles on the upcoming CGA Annual Convention March 2-4, 2010 in San Diego, California. Did you know that April is National Safe Digging month? The 2010 National Safe Digging Month (NSDM) Toolkit has been posted to Call811.com. It can be accessed by clicking the right-hand button on the bottom of Call811.com that reads, "Logos and Ads." You can also access by clicking here. In this year's toolkit, you will find recruiting tools for grassroots partnerships, templated NSDM press materials, online advertising materials, NSDM support buttons, gubernatorial support documents, and more. Suggestions to get you started:
  1. Secure your governor's support for NSDM. Contact your governor's office to ask him/her to support NSDM by issuing a proclamation. Available tools include letters, tips for finding the best point of contact, ideas for getting the most out of a proclamation and a proclamation example.
  2. Plan a NSDM event. Review the "concept overview" document, in the media relations folder of the toolkit, to get ideas for NDSM and Arbor Day events you could implement. Also, you will find a timeline and how-to steps.
  3. Promote NSDM in your advertising. If you're planning on doing any National Safe Digging Month advertising this April, either in print or online, check out the Advertising/Online section.
For additional information about getting involved with CGA please contact Perry L. Fowler at fowlerp@agc.org
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