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2011-05-22 00:02:19

August 5th - 7th, 2011 in Wallkill, NY. Tickets go on sale May 27! Wallkill, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2011 Sparks on the Ridge (http://www.sparksontheridge.com) is in its first year as a festival of music and art, with camping and a wide variety of bands, artists, vendors, and live performers.

2011-04-12 12:00:00

Seven State Parks Currently Taking Reservations HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dogs will be allowed to stay with their owners at select state park cabins and camping cottages under a pilot program that will begin in April 2012, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said today. "Every year a number of visitors ask us whether their dogs can stay with them at a state park cabin," said Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck.

2009-07-08 13:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has developed guidelines and a demonstration campsite that can help campers reduce their impact on the environment, Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck said today. "Normally we think of tent camping as a fairly natural activity, but there are things that campers can do differently to limit the impact they have on their outdoor surroundings," Norbeck said.

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 2--Burning restrictions are in place in much of Eastern Washington because of increased fire danger, officials say. The Forest Service has banned all campfires in the Naches Ranger District outside of wilderness areas, citing increased fire hazard.

2008-07-28 06:00:45

Tread Lightly, a non-profit organization striving to enhance the outdoors experience for everyone, suggests 10 ways outdoors-types can be more environmentally sensitive, especially when camping on public land. This is, perhaps, more applicable to backpacking, but it is always useful.

2008-07-01 21:00:14

By Sarah Nail, The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Mo. Jul. 1--Campers often abandon the comforts of home to embrace nature. But, that doesn't mean they have to give up good meals in lieu of something on a bun.

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2008-02-05 09:35:00

Researchers say the public trend toward spending more time in front of computers and television is causing people to spend less time outdoors interacting with nature, and eventually, less interest in conservation and parks.

2007-10-07 06:00:13

By Dan Tierney, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Oct. 7--Jerry Barrows consistently sees the remnants of past illegal visitors to the various islands on Lake Norman. Fire pits. Hacked-down trees. Fireworks. Bags of trash.

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2007-06-18 21:00:00

An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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