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Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive Association and City of Belle Plaine Team Up With DNR to Remove Debris From Belle Plaine State Wayside

A cleanup of a former riverside salvage yard at North Cherry and West Forest streets in Belle Plaine will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Adopt-a-River DNR will facilitate the effort with the Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive…


Commission Prohibits Live Coyote Sales in Indiana

PORTAGE – Coyotes taken outside the regulated trapping and hunting seasons can no longer be sold live as a result of an administrative rule change unanimously adopted by the Indiana Natural Resources Commission on Tuesday. The administrative change clarifies gray area that was being interpreted by some to allow live…


Iowa Trails Receive National Recognition

The trails at Mines of Spain are some of the best in Iowa’s state parks and by being designated as part of the National Trails System by the U.S. Department of Interior on June 4; the trails are now in elite company. Iowa had 16 trails or portions of trails…


Bay City State Recreation Area Hosts “Message from the Marsh”

Department of Natural Resources state park and recreation officials today announced the 13th season for “Message from the Marsh,” a cultural and historical performing arts series that is presented each Saturday evening beginning June 21 on the lawn stage adjacent to the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center inside the Bay City…


State Parks and Reservoirs Returning to Normal After June Storms

Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs are open and ready for use, according to Dan Bortner, director of the Department of Natural Resources Division of Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. “All of our properties are open with only a few facilities closed due to high water or storm damage,” Bortner said….


Flooding Affects State Park Areas

LINCOLN, Neb. – There should be 200 campsites available at Louisville State Recreation Area (SRA) this weekend despite recent flooding of the Platte River. The park is open, but at least one-third of the park’s campsites will be unusable until a week from this coming weekend. A storm late last…


Bay City State Recreation Area Hosting 14th Annual Free Fishing Festival

The Bay City State Recreation Area will host its 14th Annual Free Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 7, to celebrate Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend. During Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license is required; however, all other fishing regulations apply. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m….


Fishing Regs Relaxed at Starve Hollow Lake Starting May 23

Plan to drain lake after Labor Day provides angling opportunity now Selected fishing regulations at 145-acre Starve Hollow Lake in Jackson County will be relaxed to encourage fishing and enhance sport-fishing opportunities during the summer, starting May 23. All size limits for fish in the lake, which is located in…


DNR Campsites Scarce For Memorial Day Weekend

Make plans now for later in the summer Those hoping to camp at DNR State Parks and Reservoir properties for Memorial Day weekend may be too late. Excluding scattered opportunities, the no vacancy sign is up all over the state.  The only two places that still have 5-10 spots available…


Campsites Still Available at Some Minnesota State Parks for Memorial Weekend

There are still opportunities to reserve a campsite at a Minnesota state park this Memorial Holiday weekend, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges people to make that reservation soon. “Memorial weekend traditionally is one of the biggest camping weekends in Minnesota state parks,” said Courtland Nelson, director…