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  • To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes

    To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes
    Craggy, dome-shaped Morro Rock rises 576 feet above the shore, an attractive site for climbers and a sacred one for two Native American tribes. And that's the essence of a dispute between the tribes that has simmered for more than a decade. The...
  • A Seaside State Park That Stands On Its Own

    A Seaside State Park That Stands On Its Own
    I'm not sure exactly when it happened. Maybe it was while I was mesmerized by the rockweed undulating in the clear waves of Long Island Sound. Perhaps it was while I was looking over the beach and the grounds of the abandoned Seaside Sanatorium from the...
  • State Parks Can Find Cash In Concessions, Sponsorships

     State Parks Can Find Cash In Concessions, Sponsorships
    Advocates for Connecticut's beautiful state parks are scrambling to find money to keep these crown jewels open and in decent shape despite Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $2 million cut in the parks' $11.5 million operating budget for the next fiscal...
  • Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project

    Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended funds earmarked to finance major park projects throughout the state, a move that jeopardizes ongoing renovations to a major Glen Ellyn park. Illinois Association of Park Districts leaders said in a release to its...
  • Bill Has Blind Concession Operators Fearing For Their Jobs

    Bill Has Blind Concession Operators Fearing For Their Jobs
    HARTFORD — A proposal designed to increase revenues for Connecticut's underfunded state park system drew strong opposition Wednesday from advocates who warned that the plan could cost the blind workers who staff park concession stands their jobs....
  • Trexlertown's Velodrome gets set for 40th anniversary

    Trexlertown's Velodrome gets set for 40<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> anniversary
    The Dutch. The Kiwis. The Germans. The Canadians. The Trinis. The Brits. Top international cyclists have already committed to racing in Trexlertown this summer for the 40th anniversary season at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. And they've...
  • Sunset Beach Combing At Meigs

    Sunset Beach Combing At Meigs
    Ranger Russ leads a sunset walk along the beach to see what has washed up this winter Saturday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. Meet at the Meigs Point Nature Center, 1288 Boston Post Road. The program is free. Bring...
  • Inspired By Balto, Bethel Woman Trains Sled Dogs

    Inspired By Balto, Bethel Woman Trains Sled Dogs
    Ever since her mother read her the story of Balto, the Siberian husky who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska — a relay to bring diphtheria antitoxin to the city that is commemorated by the annual Iditarod Trail...
  • Lake Louisa State Park sponsors Clermont Draft Legal Challenge

    CLERMONT — More than 500 athletes will descend on Lake Louisa State Park this weekend for the fifth annual Clermont Draft Legal Challenge, which was created by Olympian and Clermont resident Jarrod Shoemaker. Participants hail from 28 states and...
  • Saving Seaside No Walk In The Park

    Saving Seaside No Walk In The Park
    Seemingly out of nowhere, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last fall ended an off-and-on, long-running, state-bungled process to develop the former Seaside Sanatorium property in Waterford and announced it would become a state park. Republicans immediately accused...
  • Camping at Sebastian Inlet a getaway to recreation, paddle sports, wildlife

    Camping at Sebastian Inlet a getaway to recreation, paddle sports, wildlife
    As winter morphs into spring and snowbirds migrate north, campgrounds around the state start emptying out, providing opportunities for an outdoors escape before the wrenching humidity of summer bakes the landscape. The Sebastian Inlet area has long been...