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Category Archives: State Parks

DCNR Program Encourages City Teens to Explore World of State Parks

Harrisburg – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is again partnering with select Pennsylvania cities on an initiative to help urban teens discover and explore state parks. DCNR’s Youth Adventure Camps – now in their fourth year – will soon begin in the Philadelphia, Scranton and York areas. “Through…


Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct a workshop in Escambia County to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises. The goal of this workshop is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition,…


Mystery Cave offers cool escape from summer heat

Visitors can once again experience natural wonders above and below ground at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park located in southeastern Minnesota. Cave tours are now being given following the state shutdown. Discovered in 1937, Mystery Cave is the longest cave in Minnesota – spanning more than 13 miles underground. It is…


State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in Greenwich

Third WNV-Positive Mosquito Pool of Season Hartford – The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Greenwich on July 13, 2011 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These results represent the first positive mosquitoes identified in Greenwich by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this year….


Minnesota state parks will begin opening Friday; other DNR facilities and functions open today

Some Minnesota state parks will open for day and overnight use as soon as Friday, July 22, but other facilities will not be open until the weekend, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials said today. DNR employees returned to work Thursday, July 21, after the agency and state government…


Powder Valley Nature Center to feature outdoor family movie night

KIRKWOOD, Mo — The dream of teaching geese to fly takes flight in the Academy Award-nominated film Fly Away Home. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood is taking the film to the outdoor screen. As part of its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Powder…


Alligators escape from Hernando farm; owner cited

Seventeen alligators escaped from an alligator farm in Hernando, Citrus County, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators. FWC Investigator Jim Smith received a call from the local nuisance-alligator trapper, saying his agent had captured eight 4- to 6-foot alligators over four days in a housing development…


Enjoy Fourth of July Weekend in Michigan State Parks

This year the family can experience a traditional Americana celebration of Independence Day with a weekend filled with camping, cookouts and special events in Michigan state parks. Help the kids deck out their bikes in red, white and blue and parade through the campgrounds. Take part in games and fishing…


LEAVE NEWBORN WILDLIFE ALONE

SHERIDAN – During the next few weeks wild animals all over Wyoming will be bearing their young.  With that infusion of newborn animals, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives numerous calls about animals that people think have been abandoned. Abandonment of newborn animals rarely happens and the Game and…


Wildlife Biologists Monitoring Peregrine Falcons in Portland

Portland, Maine — A popular pair of Peregrine falcons continue to get special attention from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. MDIF&W staff recently was joined with associates from the BioDiversity Institute and the Maine Department of Transportation to band Peregrine falcon chicks and collect data from a…