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State Parks

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  • Projects at Liberty State Park would need DEP OK under bill

    The Assembly has passed a bill giving New Jersey's chief environmental official the authority to approve any plans to commercially develop Liberty State Park. Lawmakers on Thursday approved the measure that amounts to what Democratic leaders call a fix...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • New York state park gets $4 million Rockefeller donation

    The Rockefeller State Park Preserve in New York has received a $4 million donation from David Rockefeller. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the donation Thursday. The Rockefeller family donated the land in 1983 to establish the 1,400-acre park in Westchester...
  • Drone flying restricted in Delaware state parks

    Natural resources officials are reminding Delaware residents that flying drone is restricted in state parks. The Division of Parks & Recreation said in a news release on Wednesday that that the use of drones on all park lands is restricted and...
  • Seminole County day trip offers something for everyone

    Seminole County day trip offers something for everyone
    "Shh, look!" the Canadian visitor said as she pointed to a large alligator slipping into the water and silently swimming across the Wekiva River while we stood on the shoreline. I've lived in Central Florida for nearly 40 years, and I still get a thrill...
  • Birds of a feather study flocks together

    Birds of a feather study flocks together
    Northwest Indiana is for the birds — and that makes it great for bird watchers, too. Our location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan contributes to what might be described as an exceptional and eclectic parade of migrating bird species passing...
  • Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes

    Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes
    Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution. Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
  • W.Va. governor vetoes bond sale for state park projects

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a provision in a spending bill that required him to sell bonds for two state park projects. Media outlets report that Tomblin used a line-item veto to remove the provision from the legislation. Lawmakers inserted the...
  • Message in bottle a poignant surprise in Broward waterway cleanup

    Message in bottle a poignant surprise in Broward waterway cleanup
    To honor her mother on the third anniversary of her death, Darlene Rippon wrote a heartfelt tribute, stuck the message in a bottle and cast the glass vessel toward the sea. Once tossed into a shallow creek in John U. Lloyd State Park, Rippon said, "I...
  • Man sentenced to decades in death of Durham priest

    A Raleigh man was sentenced to decades in prison Monday for strangling an Anglican priest from Durham whose body was found at a state park. Matthew John Reed, 36, was sentenced Monday to 25 to 31 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder,...
  • Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach with sand, forest, marshes

    Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach with sand, forest, marshes
    FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio Once there were 170 miles of unspoiled Lake Erie beaches with dunes and beach-loving vegetation on Ohio's North Coast. Few remain today. That's what makes Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve in Lake County so special. It is the...