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State Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges

    Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges
    An Aurora man who broke both legs in a fall from a canyon ledge in Starved Rock State Park could face charges, authorities said. Christopher Stewart, 18, of Aurora, climbed over a wooden railing, stepped off a walkway and jumped onto a rim along Wildcat...
  • As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny

    As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — Most people in Connecticut assume that land in state parks, state forests and wildlife preserves are forever protected for the benefit of all residents. That's not always true. Four years ago, state legislators approved a controversial...
  • 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...
  • 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...