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Tag Archives: State Parks

Salazar Announces Reopening of Statue of Liberty’s Crown,Restoration of Historic Building at Ellis Island

NEW YORK, NY – The American public will once again be able to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed after the 9/11 attacks for safety and security reasons, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today. In addition, the Department of the Interior will invest…


DNR Invites Families to Join Park Quest Adventures

Governor O’Malley Encourages Citizens to Explore Maryland State Parks Annapolis, Md.  – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites families to sign up for the second season of Park Quest, a Maryland Park Service outdoor adventure-based program designed to encourage families to spend more time playing together in the…


Apply Now For MCC Summer Conservation Work Program For High School Youth

High school youth looking for summer work are encouraged to apply now one of 85 positions available with the Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC) Summer Youth Program. Youth, ages 15-18, will be based at a residential program site in St. Croix State Park for eight weeks. They will travel in crews…


State Park Lodges Offer Change of Scenery for Winter-Weary Ohioans

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohioans who are ready to trade in snow blowers and shovels for spectacular views of snow-covered hillsides are welcome to enjoy the comforts of lodge rooms or cozy cottages at Ohio State Parks.   Special packages that feature discounted rates make winter state park getaways even more…


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…


Volunteers Needed for Stewardship Workdays in January in Southeastern Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the schedule of volunteer stewardship workdays to be held throughout January in southeastern Michigan state parks. Volunteers are needed to cut invasive shrubs in natural areas within state parks and recreation areas. This activity will help protect and restore the unique natural areas…


Concealed Carry Permit Not Always an Exemption

RALEIGH, N.C. – The announcement that concealed firearms will be allowed in some national parks and wildlife refuges has prompted questions about what is allowed at areas held by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, including game lands. The Interior Department issued a rule on Dec. 5 that allows an individual…


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…


Make Your Own Snowshoes at Michigan’s Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is hosting a snowshoe-making workshop Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Restaurant. A second workshop is planned for Jan. 17 (time and location to be announced). Participants in the one-day workshop will make a pair of traditional…


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….