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State Parks

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  • California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep

    California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep
    California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. The 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an "internal...
  • Subway, state parks team up for free subs

    Subway, state parks team up for free subs
    Starting Thursday, July 31, visitors at certain Virginia state parks will receive a coupon for a free six-inch sub from Subway.  The offer is part of a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club to promote outdoor activities.  Participating parks include ...
  • High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship

    High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship
    This time last year, fishing partners Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann, both of Essex, were preparing for The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Quad State High School Fishing Championship. This year's version will be significantly different....
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay

    Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay
    Three people – including a 9-year-old boy from Highland Park – were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from Green Bay near Door County, Wis., today after they’d been stranded on the water overnight, officials said. The Coast Guard...
  • Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point

    Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point
    A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-...
  • Man 'lucky to be alive' after cliff fall, rescuer says

    A 19-year-old man was seriously injured after he fell off a cliff Saturday in Ralph Stover State Park in Plumstead, according to Bucks County fire officials. Point Pleasant Fire Chief Scott Fleischer said the man was walking along the High Rocks area...
  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • The wild side of Marco Island

    The wild side of Marco Island
    As we sail away from the Marco Island marina on a sticky morning in search of dolphins, James Livaccari, biologist on board the Dolphin Explorer, points out a bald eagle chasing an osprey, a great white egret catching fish on the point of the Isle of...
  • 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,...
  • Paddleboarding event supports HopeWell Cancer

    Paddleboarding event supports HopeWell Cancer
    Stand-up paddleboarding might have a clunky name, but the sport has a passionate following that's growing in the Baltimore area. In September, more than 100 people gathered at Gunpowder State Park's Hammerman Beach in Middle River to participate in...