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Minnesota State Parks Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with Free Admission

The Department of Natural Resources will waive the requirement for a vehicle permit ($5 one-day or $25 year-round) and provide free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 14 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. The goal of National Get Outdoors Day is…


John Martin Reservoir State Park Hosts Annual Hasty Daze Event

John Martin Reservoir State Park Hosts Annual Hasty Daze Event

  HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park will be waiving park entrance fees in conjunction with the 6th Annual Hasty Daze on Saturday, Sept. 21. The park will be open to visitors from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. for day use only. Visitors will be allowed free entrance…


"Learn to Paddle" at Lake Pueblo State Park in Colorado

“Learn to Paddle” at Lake Pueblo State Park in Colorado

PUEBLO, Colo. – Lake Pueblo State Park, in conjunction with Colorado State University-Pueblo Outdoor Pursuits and The Edge: Ski, Paddle and Pack, is hosting “Learn to Paddle,” a moonlight kayak and canoe event. Enjoy the full moon on the lake Monday, July 22, from 8 to 10 p.m. If you…


Expanded Portion of Liberty State Park to Reopen Following Superstorm Sandy

Christie Administration Announces Expanded Portion of Liberty State Park to Reopen Following Superstorm Sandy

Trenton, NJ – Representing another recovery and rebuilding milestone following Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration announced today that major sections of Liberty State Park damaged by Sandy have been repaired and cleared and will be open again to the public this weekend. These popular sections of Liberty State Park include a…


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,…


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…


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…