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"); //0 document.write("Recreational Trails Receive Funding"); document.write("
PIERRE – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to several cities, trail groups and state parks totaling over $1.1 million. The five-person citizen RTP Advisory Council reviewed the applications and made the recommendations to Gov. Daugaard. The federal assistance program provides up to 80 percent reimbursement for trail-related development and maintenance […]

"); //1 document.write("Game Commission properties that adjoin the Carson National Forest closed"); document.write("
SANTA FE – Due to drought and extreme fire danger, State Game Commission properties adjacent to the Carson National Forest, including the north and south Colin Neblett, Elliott Barker, Urraca, Rio de los Pinos Wildlife Management Areas and the campground and day use areas along NM 515 leading to the Red River Fish Hatchery will […]

"); //2 document.write("Indian Lodge Open for Reservations After Extensive Renovations"); document.write("
FT. DAVIS — Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park is reopening its doors after months of extensive renovations to more than 35 guest rooms. Exterior renovations included the re-plastering of the historic and standard lodge rooms, new HVAC systems in all rooms, new roofing on all lodge buildings and painting of the lodge’s exterior […]

"); //3 document.write("Blue Mounds State Park prairie and bison tour reservations"); document.write("
Online reservations for a new Blue Mounds State Park prairie and bison tour in southwestern Minnesota will be available June 15, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Reservations are good for tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. The tour vehicle can carry 12 passengers, with one space able to accommodate a […]

"); //4 document.write("Paddle Ohio Launches 2018 Summer Paddling Events"); document.write("
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Parks and Watercraft is offering a series of Paddle Ohio canoe floats this summer to promote paddling on Ohio’s state-designated wild, scenic and recreational rivers, water trails and select state park lakes. The Paddle Ohio program rewards individuals with a commemorative pin each time they paddle […]

"); //5 document.write("West Virginia State Parks to host Farm-to-Table Dinners"); document.write("
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia State Parks will host “Farm-to-Table” dinners this summer to promote the use of locally grown produce and food products at park restaurants. The dinners are scheduled between June 14 and Sept. 27 and are hosted by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), West Virginia Farmers Market Association […]

"); //6 document.write("Hiking challenges debut at Turkey Run and Shades state parks"); document.write("
Test your endurance on new hiking challenges at Turkey Run and Shades state parks that explore rocky canyons, deep ravines, bubbling streams and mature forests. Turkey Run hosts the “5 Mile Challenge,” requiring visitors to hike through Boulder Canyon and the Punch Bowl and to the Lusk Home. At Shades, the “6 Ravine Challenge” will […]

"); //7 document.write("Minnesota state parks to offer free admission on June 9"); document.write("
Gov. Mark Dayton is encouraging Minnesotans to get out and enjoy the state’s outstanding outdoor opportunities by proclaiming June 2018 as Great Outdoors Month. The proclamation cites the mental and physical benefits of spending time outdoors as one incentive to visit Minnesota state parks and trails. As an added incentive, the Department of Natural Resources […]

"); //8 document.write("Join the Great Park Pursuit for a Nebraska outdoor adventure"); document.write("
LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy an outdoor adventure with family or friends and experience Nebraska parks by joining The Great Park Pursuit (GPP) for a chance to win prizes. The goal of GPP, a partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association, is to promote active lifestyles while increasing […]

"); //9 document.write("GFP Clarifies Rules for Bringing Wood into Quarantined Parks"); document.write("
PIERRE, S.D. – With the emerald ash borer emergency quarantine restricting the movement of wood from the Sioux Falls area, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks has clarified the rules for bringing outside firewood into state parks. South Dakota state parks located within the quarantine area will now allow outside wood if it has […]

"); //10 document.write("Three Free weekend June 9-10 in Michigan"); document.write("
Grab a fishing rod, ride Michigan’s off-road trails and/or pay a visit to your favorite Michigan state park for free – all in the same weekend. On two back-to-back days, June 9-10, the Department of Natural Resources invites residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend, Free ORV Weekend and free entry into state […]

"); //11 document.write("Hiking Season Is Here! Get Your Hike Safe Card"); document.write("
CONCORD, N.H. — As you make plans over the holiday weekend and throughout the summer to get outside to hike, bike, kayak, or climb, be sure you have your Hike Safe card. Card sales provide important support for Fish and Game’s search and rescue efforts. The card also exempts holders from certain liability for repaying […]

"); //12 document.write("Jemez Mountains increased bear activity"); document.write("
JEMEZ – Due to multiple sightings of bear cubs by campers in the area of Forest Road 376 in the Jemez Mountains, recreationists are reminded to keep a clean camp and be bear aware during the long weekend. According to Tristanna Bickford, communications director, “some may view this as a unique opportunity to view young […]

"); //13 document.write("Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards $12.5 Million"); document.write("
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $12.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities and navigation throughout the state. This critical Fiscal Year 2019 funding will go toward 57 projects in 18 counties, from Garrett to Wicomico counties as well as Baltimore City. “Boating is a […]

"); //14 document.write("Adirondacks Visitors Encouraged to Practice Leave No Trace"); document.write("
Spring has arrived, and as a new season of hiking and outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks approaches, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urges hikers to be cautious and practice “Leave No Trace” principles to protect natural resources, and help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, and help DEC responsibly manage the […]

"); //15 document.write("Your Summer Adventures Await At Kansas State Parks"); document.write("
PRATT – Whatever your outdoor interests, you’ll find something you enjoy at a Kansas state park this summer. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff have our state parks groomed and ready for visitors, and many special events are scheduled. Your outdoor experience can be exactly what you want it to be: quiet and […]

"); //16 document.write("Register Now for Camp Canopy"); document.write("
COLUMBUS, OH – Registration is open for Camp Canopy, a week-long camp for high school students looking to spend time outdoors and interested in learning more about forestry and wildlife, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “If you love the outdoors and want to learn more about how trees grow and where […]

"); //17 document.write("Guided Wildlife Walk at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area"); document.write("
VICTORY, Vt. – Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Northeast Kingdom Audubon are excited to partner on a birding and wildlife-viewing tour at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area on May 16. Doug Morin, a wildlife biologist with Fish & Wildlife, and Tom Berriman, an experienced birder with Northeast Kingdom Audubon, will co-lead this wildlife-based exploration […]

"); //18 document.write("Stewardship volunteer opportunities in southern Michigan state parks"); document.write("
Want to get your hands dirty while helping to take care of and restore natural ecosystems at some of Michigan’s state parks? By volunteering to collect native seeds, remove invasive species, conduct plant and animal surveys and more, you can do just that. A handful of opportunities will be taking place in May throughout southeast […]

"); //19 document.write("Park Quest Kicks Off Outdoor Adventures for 2018"); document.write("
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has opened registration for Park Quest, the beloved family-based outdoor adventure program in state parks throughout Maryland. Park Quest aims to engage families in outdoor activities throughout the summer and fall by encouraging them to experience Maryland’s vast cultural, historical and natural resources on public lands and parks. Through […]