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State Parks

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  • Dunes hosts May birding festival

    The inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, a joint partnership with the region's major environmental groups, takes place May 7-10. The event is meant to highlight the dunes area's rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive...
  • Florida beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

    Florida beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
    Siesta Beach near Sarasota has consistently won accolades from travelers around the world, and now it can add one more: TripAdvisor's best beach in the U.S. The user-review travel site rolled out the results for best beaches as part of its Travelers'...
  • Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition

    Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition
    HARTFORD – Although Gov. Dannel Malloy is getting praise for big-ticket environmental items in his new budget, like $378 million for clean water funding, some of his spending cuts are infuriating hunters, anglers and state park advocates. Malloy...
  • Westmont official to head state parks association

     Westmont official to head state parks association
    A long-time commissioner with the Westmont Park District has been elected chairperson of a statewide park association. Diane Main, who was first elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) in 2009, now will lead the 19-member board,...
  • State plans nearly $1 billion in upgrades to parks system

    New York will transform its aging system of public parks and historic sites by investing $900 million by the end of the decade to upgrade facilities and replace crumbling infrastructure, the state parks commissioner said Monday. "We are going to change...
  • Lawmakers Worry Over Harsh Budget Cuts for Parks, Fishing and Hunting Programs

    Lawmakers Worry Over Harsh Budget Cuts for Parks, Fishing and Hunting Programs
    HARTFORD – The stark choices lawmakers are facing in this budget deficit season were made brutally clear Monday in discussions about Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed reductions in state parks, fish hatchery and pheasant hunting programs. Rep....
  • How to get Californians to visit their state parks

    How to get Californians to visit their state parks
    It's a poorly run and out-of-touch parks system, indeed, that needs a commission to tell it to accept credit cards. Yet that's among the major recommendations of the so-called Parks Forward task force, which aims to transform California's state parks into...
  • Devil's Lake State Park is named national historic place

    Devil's Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1AvCRny) the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S....
  • States' workshops creating outdoorswomen

     States' workshops creating outdoorswomen
    If the notion of firing a rifle, fishing on ice or kayaking in winter seems intimidating, Peggy Farrell has a solution: Give it a try for a weekend in a nonjudgmental setting among others whose curiosity outweighs experience. Farrell is director of...
  • Illinois hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner

    Illinois hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner
    Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they eye legislation this session that includes measures to ban the use of drones to track wildlife, allow silencers at gun ranges, expand coyote...
  • Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues

    Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues
    Choosing a venue for the wedding reception is one of the very first things couples do after getting engaged. It seems that all of the other major decisions hinge on finding the perfect place - from what kind of food to serve, to what style of dress to...