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2010-08-25 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some Pennsylvania state parks will allow Canada goose hunting when the state's early resident Canada goose season opens Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. The statewide season, designed to reduce local nuisance geese populations, runs through Saturday, Sept. 25. Licensed hunters should contact individual park offices for local starting dates and other details. Some parks are closed...

2010-05-26 12:30:00

Sites in AL, FL, LA, MS and TX Highlighted - "Special Places" in Grave Jeopardy Today; Potential Impacts Underscore the Steep Cost of America's Addiction to Oil. WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Padre Island National Seashore in Texas to the Everglades National Park in Florida, the 15 national parks, wildlife refuges and state parks in Gulf states most threatened by the ongoing BP oil blowout are identified in a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)...

2010-04-22 10:04:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of Earth Day, and as part of its ongoing commitment to the environment, Diageo (NYSE: DEO), the world's leading spirits, wine, and beer company, today announced environmental initiatives at two of its North American facilities. Diageo's bottling and packaging plant in Relay, Maryland has kicked off a series of major projects that, when completed, will reduce carbon emissions by a total of over 670 tons per year. At the...

2010-03-25 08:12:00

$50 million gift to help fund $120 million expansion project NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced that the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation has pledged $50 million for pediatric care provided at the campuses of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY, and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. North Shore-LIJ's pediatric hospital, formerly known as Schneider Children's...

2010-01-29 06:00:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Schlitterbahn, respected world wide for ground-breaking water-based entertainment destinations, announces plans for a new experiential entertainment resort - the Schlitterbahn Boutique(TM) Hotel and Conference Center located in Cedar Park, Texas, north of Austin. Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this exciting new resort destination includes lodging, retail, restaurants, a conference center and a year-round...

2010-01-28 13:20:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 25th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Lukas Verzbicas of Carl Sandburg High School (Orland Park, Ill.) as its 2009-10 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Verzbicas, who becomes just the second high school sophomore (of 213 honorees) to win Gatorade National Player of the Year honors in any sport, was surprised with the news during his...

2009-09-26 15:42:05

The PBS documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea highlights various U.S. national parks as well as naturalist John Muir, the director says. Director Ken Burns said while making his six-part documentary about the country's national parks, he became enamored with the writings of Muir, who is credited as a pioneer in the preservation of the U.S. wilderness, the Bay Area News Group said Saturday. It's such a great thing to be hit over the head when you're working on a film, Burns said....

2009-08-26 15:33:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabra and Celebrity Chef Colombe Jacobsen Give New York a Mediterranean Moment in Union Square Park See video from Sabra at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/Sabra_36930/ WHAT: Sabra Chef and Food Network star Colombe Jacobsen will join Sabra at Union Square Park to give New Yorkers a Mediterranean Moment. Transforming Union Square Park into an outdoor Mediterranean Cafe, Sabra will give away cups of its rich, creamy classic hummus and offer visitors the...

2009-04-24 12:11:00

Symposium will encourage and foster community discussions on sustainability and more UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penn State will host a free public event to raise awareness and inspire action on some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The program, called Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream, will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the lower level of Medlar Field at Lubrano Park at University Park. Awakening the...

2009-03-02 09:46:00

Campuses statewide are hot spots for summer camps on art, theatre, forensic science, technology, engineering, and the environment UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penn State summer youth camps are cooking -- they're also writing, drawing, painting and playing music. According to camp organizers, Penn State summer camps are more than a place to spend time; they're learning experiences that allow children to discover new things, explore future career choices, make new...


Latest Park Reference Libraries

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

Glacier National Park (US)
2013-03-19 14:40:11

Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...

Kobuk Valley National Park
2013-03-19 12:24:53

Kobuk Valley National Park is located in Alaska, 25 miles northwest of the Arctic Circle. The park contains 1,750,716 acres of protected land, of which 81,000 acres belong to the state and to native companies, and is one of the least visited national parks in America. It was first established as a national monument in 1978 by Jimmy Carter under the Antiquities Act, during which time the ANILCA bill was being proposed in Congress. Under this bill, which was signed by Carter in 1980, Kobuk...

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