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Tag Archives: State Parks

June First Saturday Free Events at First State Heritage Park Feature 18th and 19thCentury Medical Practices and Practitioners

DOVER (May 31, 2011) – On Saturday June 4, the First State Heritage Park presents its monthly “First Saturdays in the First State” event in Dover. Four special programs about 18th– and 19th century medical practices and practitioners highlight this month’s First Saturday events. Throughout the day, visitors can learn…


DNR to Host Michigan Wolf Forum June 3 in Marquette

The Department of Natural Resources will host a Michigan Wolf Forum on Friday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 412 W. Washington St. in Marquette. The Michigan Wolf Forum represents many diverse stakeholders with various points of view of wolf management in…


Wings Over Weston event showcases birds and birding

KANSAS CITY Mo — The Wings Over Weston festival on May 14 will celebrate the beauty, variety and remarkable lives of birds, and the event will be held at a prime bird watching location. Live birds, bird banding, demonstrations and activities for children will be offered from 9 a.m. to…


Northern Minnesota state parks have ‘reel’ appeal for anglers

Surrounding this year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener in the Grand Rapids area are some of Minnesota’s most popular state parks, where anglers can wet their lines against backdrops that include scenic waterfalls, rocky shorelines and virgin pine forests. Area highlights, worth a side trip, include: to the west – Itasca State…


Wildfire Prevention Week is April 17-23

In an effort to increase awareness about outdoor fire hazards, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared April 17-23 as Wildfire Prevention Week. “We want to encourage people to make a special effort to control their fires not only this week, but all year long,” said Larry Himanga,…


Michigan DNR to Propose Closing 23 State Forest Campgrounds

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that the state’s Forest Recreation Program has seen a 63-percent decrease in funding in the last three years, resulting in the need for the department to close 23 under-performing state forest campgrounds in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. The order…


Less Than Average Snowfall Totals Could Mean High Wildfire Danger in Michigan

Winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern third of the Lower Peninsula saw less than average snowfall this year, which will likely mean high wildfire danger in the state, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Lesser amounts of snow in the U.P. and northern Lower Peninsula means snow-free conditions…


Access to Tehama Wildlife Area to be Limited Through Summer

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) must keep a portion of the Tehama Wildlife Area (TWA) closed this summer for public safety reasons. Normally the area is opened on the last Friday in March, but recent heavy rains have made the Antelope Creek crossing unsafe. This closure will last…


Springtime Means Bear Sighting Time

A black bear sighting, even somewhere like metro Atlanta, is not altogether unusual, especially during the Georgia springtime. That’s because during the spring and summer, young male bears that are “on their own” for the first time may be found roaming and sometimes stumbling into non-traditional bear range, including suburbs…


Volunteers sought to help protect spawning sturgeon from poachers

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Each Spring, volunteers are needed to guard lake sturgeon from the Lake Winnebago system as they migrate to spawning sites on the Wolf River to protect the fish from poaching. The Sturgeon Guard program is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and Sturgeon for Tomorrow,…