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  • Camera Found In Changing Room At Hammonasset State Park

    Camera Found In Changing Room At Hammonasset State Park
    MADISON — A camera was found in a changing room at the Hammonasset Beach State Park camping grounds early Saturday morning, a state official said. Officers of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection searched all changing rooms,...
  • Cary girl killed by falling tree limb identified

    Cary girl killed by falling tree limb identified
    With the skies threatening bad weather, Kevin Spahr considered whether he and two of his five children should return home early from their weekend camping trip, but his 10-year-old daughter Allison asked to stay until Monday as planned. Hours later, the...
  • Artist hopes public art piece will help re-envision city, nature

    Artist hopes public art piece will help re-envision city, nature
    For Michael Parker, there would be no better place to carve a 137-foot obelisk into asphalt than a plot of land bounded by the Glendale Narrows of the Los Angeles River, boxy industrial buildings, power lines and the Glendale (2) Freeway. Standing on...
  • Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism

    Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism
    Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say. After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
  • Fish-for-Free on Memorial Day in Pennsylvania

    You can do more than just grill burgers and hot dogs this holiday. Memorial Day is Monday, and while we honor those who served and gave their lives for our country and way of life, we also use the holiday as the unofficial start to the summer season....
  • Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

    Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified,...
  • State parks director quits as overhaul effort continues

    Anthony Jackson, the former Marine major general who took over California's parks department with a mandate to reform the troubled agency, is leaving after 18 months on the job. Jackson became the department's director in the wake of an accounting...
  • Florida lands four on Dr. Beach best beach in the U.S. list

    Florida lands four on Dr. Beach best beach in the U.S. list
    The annual list of best beaches in the U.S. has been announced and Florida beaches have taken four of the top 10 spots. Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, is the Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research....
  • Some Wise Advice: Visit Sages Ravine In The Wilds Of Salisbury

    Some Wise Advice: Visit Sages Ravine In The Wilds Of Salisbury
    You see that guy off in the distance? Out there in the middle of the woods waving the white flag of surrender? That's me. Merely a month ago, I had knocked the crown off Granby's Enders Falls as king of the Connecticut waterfalls and placed it firmly on...
  • Living Here: Take a hike

    Living Here: Take a hike
    The treadmill is nice, but why pass up on experiencing the area's natural setting for convenience, when you can let the green space and trails on the Peninsula take you away for a few hours? Some trails capitalize on the area's natural setting while...