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Tag Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Michigan’s Pere Marquette Rail Trail Open for Snowmobile Season

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail bridge over the Muskegon River, located east of the city of Evart, has reopened. Initially, the bridge was to be closed until Dec. 31, but the contractor was able to complete the bridge renovations early. The project included bridge…


New Year’s Resolution from National Park Service Director Mary A. Bomar

WASHINGTON – Out with the old, in with the new—let’s get rid of those tired old New Year’s resolutions and do something different—pledge to take a kid to visit a national park! As Director of the National Park Service, I have spoken across the country of our children being “seduced…


TPWD’s Top 10 Texas Conservation News Stories of 2008

1. Major Land Acquisitions Enhance State Parks, Protect Resources, Expand Access Texas state parks, which recently received a welcome shot in the arm in the form of additional funding from the Texas legislature, made two important acquisitions during 2008. In September, TPWD acquired the approximately 2,900-acre Fortress Cliffs Ranch, protecting…


Minnesota DNR Offers Tips for Safer Snowmobiling

With another snowmobile season upon us, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging snowmobilers to get this season off to a smooth and safe start. “We want people to take advantage of the snowmobiling opportunities that exist in Minnesota,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education Program coordinator….


Pike Road Man Wins Outdoor Alabama Canoe

Randy Williams of Pike Road, Ala. is the winner of the 2009 Outdoor Alabama Canoe Giveaway. Williams’ name was drawn from approximately 2,000 people who registered for the canoe at the Alabama National Fair in Montgomery. Williams said that he, wife Lisa, and their three children have many opportunities to…


Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas Offer Winter Camping

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind winter outdoor enthusiasts that there are state parks and recreation areas that remain open to offer camping opportunities throughout the winter season. “For your winter camping adventures, there are state parks or recreation areas that remain open for camping and other outdoor…


2009 Minnesota State Park Permits Now On Sale

Just in time for holiday gift giving, the 2009 Minnesota state park annual permit is now on sale. It features a winter scene from Schoolcraft State Park in northeastern Minnesota to represent the theme of “quiet places.” Schoolcraft will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009. Bemidji photographer Richard Jensen supplied…


Outdoor Youth Challenge Winners at National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration

Winners have been announced for the Outdoor Youth Challenge held during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park, according to Shawn Head of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. This year, the Challenge…


ODNR Awards $1.7 Million to Improve Outdoor Recreation in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Real Estate and Land Management will provide grant funding to develop and improve outdoor recreation opportunities in 58 Ohio counties.   ODNR has awarded a total of $1,719,575 to 90 local parks through the 2008 NatureWorks Grant Program….


BLM Waives Recreation-related Fees for Veterans on Veterans Day

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for veterans and military personnel, along with their families, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. BLM Director Jim Caswell, a Vietnam veteran, encouraged veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces to recreate on BLM-managed or other Federal lands on November…