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"); //0 document.write("New Hiking Trail Opens at Blue Springs State Park on April 27"); document.write("
Blue Springs State Park in Clio, Ala., will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its first hiking trail on April 27, 2018. The public and media are invited to take part in a guided hike with Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship after the ceremony. The event begins at 10 a.m. The 2.1-mile Magnolia Trail, […]

"); //1 document.write("Board of Public Works Approves Expansion of Pocomoke State Forest"); document.write("
The Board of Public Works today unanimously voted to approve the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 224.5 acres in Worcester County as an addition to Pocomoke State Forest. The site provides both exceptional ecological benefits as well as recreational opportunities, especially for hikers — with trails linking Pocomoke River State Park, located within […]

"); //2 document.write("Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail bolstered by private funding"); document.write("
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced private donations totaling $10.5 million to help build the Iron Belle Trail, a major development for Michigan’s 2,000-mile hiking and bicycling “showcase” trail that traverses the state. “Our natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan are second to none, and an important and defining part […]

"); //3 document.write("West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls"); document.write("
DAVIS, W.Va. — Blackwater Falls State Park will welcome hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to the area on May 10-13 for a weekend of springtime outdoor adventure and nature exploration during the 57th annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. The Wildflower Pilgrimage is one of the longest-running special events sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Guests […]

"); //4 document.write("Additional Peak Season Camping Permits For Napali Coast"); document.write("
Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i – Following recent successes in both enforcement and management efforts that have substantially reduced the number of illegal campers, the DLNR Division of State Parks will reinstitute the allowance of additional overnight camping permits for the popular Kalalau Trail, within the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kaua‘i. Twenty additional nightly permits will be […]

"); //5 document.write("Rhode Island State Campgrounds Open For Season"); document.write("
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that four state campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 13. This year’s opening of Burlingame, Charlestown Breachway, Fishermen’s Memorial, and George Washington Memorial State Campgrounds coincides with the beginning of school vacation week, giving families an extra opportunity to enjoy the […]

"); //6 document.write("Eager paddlers need to use extreme caution"); document.write("
After a long, cold winter and cool and wet spring so far, Iowa paddlers are ready to put an end to their “cabin fever”. The fluctuation in air temperatures have made the warming of water temperatures a much slower process, and it take several weeks before rivers and lakes are at the ideal temperature for […]

"); //7 document.write("Volunteer For Keep It Clean Kansas State Park Cleanup"); document.write("
TOPEKA – Whether you’re looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like “giving back,” consider volunteering for the 2018 “Keep It Clean Kansas” state park cleanup event on April 21, 2018. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism […]

"); //8 document.write("Minnesota outdoor recreational facilities, buildings in disrepair"); document.write("
Visitors to Jay Cooke State Park are awed by the scenic views of the St. Louis River and the historic swinging bridge. But one thing they won’t find at this iconic park is water for drinking or flushing toilets. That is because the park’s main water line failed this winter, forcing the park to shut […]

"); //9 document.write("July Fourth Camping Reservations in South Dakota State Parks Open Soon"); document.write("
PIERRE, S.D. – Camping reservations open soon for Fourth of July weekend at South Dakota state parks. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 1.800.710.2267. “Fourth of July weekend is always a busy time in the parks,” said Katie Ceroll, state parks director. “Campers will want to plan ahead to get their […]

"); //10 document.write("Kansas Receives $19.6 Million in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Funds"); document.write("
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced $19,627,984 in funding will be allocated to Kansas to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The funding is part of $1.1 billion going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. To […]

"); //11 document.write("Ziplines at Wind Creek Feature Awesome Lake Views"); document.write("
There’s a new way to see the sights at Wind Creek Park – flying through the trees on the Alabama State Parks System’s newest zipline course. The grand opening and ribbon cutting for Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at Wind Creek was Wednesday, where Alabama State Parks Director Greg Lein, Blake Lindsey of Screaming Eagle and […]

"); //12 document.write("DNR awards $515,000 for local Iron Belle Trail projects"); document.write("
Nearly 30 projects spread across 18 different counties will share $515,000 in local funding to push forward trail enhancement projects and connections along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. In an effort to leverage funding to advance progress toward completion of this statewide trail, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $515,000 in local funding to […]

"); //13 document.write("Connecticut State Parks 2018 Hiking Challenge"); document.write("
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a great opportunity to hike 14 of Connecticut’s lesser known hiking trails and receive a “Sky’s the Limit” hiking staff medallion or pin for your efforts. This opportunity is part of a program that began in 2015 – “The Sky’s the Limit” 2018 Hiking Challenge, […]

"); //14 document.write("Commission bans alcohol at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area"); document.write("
SALEM, Ore. — After hearing strong support from area residents, law enforcement and emergency responders who have been dealing with alcohol-related problems, the Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to ban alcohol at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) from May 1-Sept. 30 annually during its meeting in Salem today. The ban will begin this year […]

"); //15 document.write("DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 4"); document.write("
DOVER – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will reopen Wednesday, April 4 after being closed for the winter. The center will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through the end of April. […]

"); //16 document.write("Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Backcountry Campsites"); document.write("
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will limit the number of designated backcountry campsites at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, to better protect park resources and help ensure a quality backcountry camping experience. At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park, home to towering old-growth hemlock-hardwood stands, roaring waterfalls […]

"); //17 document.write("Caution Urged for Ballard WMA Visitors"); document.write("
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Recent flooding will still have an impact on Ballard Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when the area reopens to the public March 16. Ballard WMA, located in far western Kentucky along the Ohio River, serves as a refuge for migrating waterfowl and remains closed for general visitation from Oct. 15 through March 15. […]

"); //18 document.write("New Hampshire OHRV Wheeled Vehicle Registration Fee Increase"); document.write("
CONCORD, N.H. — Effective May 1, 2018, the fee for annual and 14-month wheeled vehicle registrations will increase by $30 for individuals who are not a member of a New Hampshire Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) club. To receive the discounted member rate, individuals must show, at the time of registration, valid proof of membership for […]

"); //19 document.write("Delaware fee season to take effect in state parks on March 1"); document.write("
DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees will be in effect starting Thursday, March 1 through Nov. 30, 2018. Revenue generated from park entrance fees is used to manage 16 state parks and more than 26,000 acres of state park lands. Delaware’s state parks are […]