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2013-08-16 23:02:11

Calling all young outdoors persons! Baraboo, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 America’s State Parks announces its plans to recruit 2,000 new State Park Ambassadors. America’s State Parks is seeking young adults between the ages of 16 and 28 who enjoy the outdoors and like to write, blog, take pictures or videos, and use social media to communicate. Many wonderful outdoor gear prizes are being offered to new Ambassadors during summer and fall, 2013 as incentives to join the...

2012-01-05 09:00:00

America's State Parks stepped into 2012 in spectacular fashion with guided First Day Hikes across the country in all 50 states January 1st. From Florida to Alaska and Maine to California, over 14,000 people celebrated the New Year by hiking in a state park, choosing from 400 hikes sponsored by state park systems throughout the nation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 America's State Parks stepped into 2012 in spectacular fashion with guided First Day Hikes across the country in all...

2011-07-12 15:41:00

NRPA and NASPD Urge Nation's Leaders to Create Jobs by Revitalizing Public Park and Recreation Facilities ASHBURN, Va., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) issued a letter to every member of Congress proposing the creation of a Conservation Construction Corps--a national employment program to put Americans back to work and revitalize local, state and national...

2010-09-23 13:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of the world's largest companies rely on California's iconic state parks as commercial production locations to help promote their products. California's 278 state parks and beaches provide the business community with an abundance of beautiful backdrops, including majestic redwoods, beautiful beaches, deserts and rustic historic buildings, which are conveniently located throughout the state and available at very low cost. Unfortunately, due to...

2010-09-22 13:27:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The campaign supporting Prop. 21, the Nov. 2 statewide ballot measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source for state parks and beaches, has announced unprecedented support from a wide-ranging coalition of interests made up of more than 450 organizations throughout California. Among the varied interests supporting Prop. 21 are groups representing the business, travel and tourism, public health, education, labor,...

2010-09-09 15:55:00

SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in. Bear Head Lake in Ely, Minnesota, was named "America's Favorite Park" through Coca-Cola's "America Is Your Park" campaign. National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President and Virginia State Parks Director, Joe Elton, shared the official news to a rousing round of applause at the NASPD Annual Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Quoting the news release from Coca-Cola, Elton shared that Bear Head Lake had received...

2010-07-30 08:07:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The campaign supporting Prop. 21,the Nov. 2 ballot measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source for state parks and beaches, has announced growing support from the entertainment industry due to the importance of state parks and beaches in halting runaway film production. Prop. 21 has received endorsements from film commissions stretching across the entire state, including the San Diego Film Commission, Sacramento Film...

2010-06-10 19:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen today qualified the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010, a measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source to keep state parks open, for the Nov. 2 statewide ballot. With passage of the initiative, not only will state parks have a long-term funding solution, but also important General Fund dollars will be made available for other vital needs. A wide-ranging...

2010-01-08 15:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporters today officially launched the volunteer signature-gathering campaign for the "California State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010," a statewide ballot measure to create a stable, reliable and adequate source of funding to protect state parks, conserve wildlife and increase public access to these valuable natural resources. The initiative will give California vehicles free admission to state parks in exchange for a...


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