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State Parks

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  • Round 2 of pavilion plan open house brings criticism

    Round 2 of pavilion plan open house brings criticism
    Plans for a banquet facility at Indiana Dunes State Park are not going anywhere. Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources made that clear during a meeting with the public Wednesday at Chesterton Middle School, where dozens of people...
  • 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. BREVARD ZOO: railroad and "Paws...
  • A look at deaths near submerged dams in Maryland

    Since the 1950s, at least 441 people have died at 235 submerged dams in 38 states. About half of those deaths occurred in the past 15 years — a period when many cities have sought to repurpose their rivers into picturesque attractions that would...
  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Delaware Canal 21 receive William Penn Foundation Grant

    William Penn Foundation Grant awarded The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Delaware Canal 21 recently received a $225,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to conduct a Delaware Canal Vision Study in partnership with DC 21 and the...
  • Lake Norman State Park getting visitor center

    Lake Norman State Park is getting its first visitor's center later this month. The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1OB9zhf ) the park it Troutman will dedicate the $4 million center April 23. Don Reuter with the North Carolina Division of...
  • Man trapped under truck's gas tank, seriously injured

    Authorities say a man was seriously injured at Lums Pond State Park Campgrounds when the gas tank of a truck he was working on fell. New Castle County Paramedics say the man was working on the truck Tuesday evening, when the tank fell on his chest,...
  • Hammocks Beach State Park to add 289 acres after purchase

    Hammocks Beach State Park is about to get larger. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the park is getting 289 acres on the mainland following approval of the purchase by the Council of State. Formal closing on state acquisition...
  • Anglers can earn camping, cabin discounts in W.Va.

    The Division of Natural Resources is encouraging families to go fishing and visit West Virginia's state parks through a rewards program. Those who catch tagged trout at one of five state parks will earn a certificate good for $100 off a weekly cabin...
  • 2nd Dunes pavilion meeting Wednesday

    2nd Dunes pavilion meeting Wednesday
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is trying again. A second meeting on plans for a 30,000-square-foot banquet/conference facility at Indiana Dunes State Park will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chesterton Middle School, 651 W. Morgan Ave.,...
  • Assembly speaker supports corporate sponsors for state parks

    Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he supports raising state park fees and soliciting corporate sponsorships for the facilities. Gov. Scott Walker's budget calls for eliminating all funding for state parks derived from tax dollars. The spending...
  • Rutter: Dunes' plan symptomatic of impoverished DNR

    Rutter: Dunes' plan symptomatic of impoverished DNR
    You might wonder why the passage of time makes bad ideas seem like good ideas. For example, transforming the Indiana Dunes State Park with a commercial junk-architecture banquet center now seems swell to the state Department of Natural Resources. It can...