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State Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An Introduction Into Trail Running At Penwood State Park

    For trail runners, it is Connecticut's version of the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill." The start of Connecticut Forest & Park Association's Metacomet trail within Penwood State Park consists of a grueling climb – at times a scramble — to...
  • Surfing dog could ride wave to contest victory

    Surfing dog could ride wave to contest victory
    Skylar Blue streaked across the beach, a blur of black and white and colors in between. Her eyes, one blue and the other brown, homed in on her airborne prize — a tennis ball. Tongue lolling out, the Australian shepherd bounded into the waves....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

    Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at...
  • Living Here: Nature parks

    Living Here: Nature parks
    Charles City County Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Bird watching, hunting, fishing, shooting range, public boat access. An access permit is needed for visitors ages 17 and older who do not have a Virginia hunting or fishing license or boating...
  • 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,...