Local communities to receive $5 million for Parks and Recreation Projects, Gov. Cooper Announces

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) Governor Roy Cooper announced N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to fund 16 local parks and recreation projects across the state.

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority approved the grants at its meeting held today via conference call.

“Local parks and greenways have been a safe place for North Carolinians to relax, exercise, and improve their quality

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Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act supports local economy and recreation | Columnists

Our recreational economy is big business in our neck of the woods. The folks who come to Seeley and Ovando to fish, hunt, snowmobile or float positively impact all of us. The BCSA would add new, desirable snowmobile access in the Otatsy, which is a prized area due to its northeast facing steep slopes that retain stable snow much longer into the season. The Rice Ridge fire opened up new

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Conservation and recreation | Agriculture

Kubicek, who now lives in York though owns still owns the farmland in Milligan, partnered with the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District on the repairs, taking advantage of cost-share funds in the Private Dams Program. These funds provide landowners with an opportunity to correct or re-build privately owned dams. The NRD will contribute 75 percent of the project costs up to a maximum cost-share of $50,000. Eligible costs include

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A look at fall recreation programs in Dover, Sherborn and Medfield – News – Dover-Sherborn Press

The scramble continues.

After canceling and changing programs for the spring and summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, recreation department directors continue to keep one eye on the pandemic while staging programs for the fall.

“We want to make sure we do it correctly and safely,” said Medfield’s Recreation Department director, Kevin Ryder.

For the fall, Ryder said he and his staff are offering programs suitable for those working from

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Montague moves ahead with recreation feasibility study

 Two Montague residents presented a petition with 248 signatures to Montague council at the meeting of September 1, asking them to reconsider their decision to engage in a recreation feasibility study for the Municipality.

Over the past few weeks, Bev Toivonen and Norma Ford have been collecting signatures, both online and in person, to get council to reverse their decision to spend $29,100 on the study. They believe that the

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Denver Parks and Recreation partners with CSU to create a greener Denver

Denver Parks and Recreation and Colorado State University announced Sept. 17 that they have entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the CSU Salazar Center for North American Conservation to support and advance efforts in climate resilience, habitat and equitable access to green space.

The Salazar Center will work closely with park planners and other City and County of Denver departments to identify, share and advance best practices for applying natural

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DNR to reopen Eastern Washington recreation lands on Friday

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will reopen all recreation lands east of the Cascades to recreation starting Friday.

Eastside recreation was closed on September 8 due to critical wildfire danger. Fire danger has decreased slightly, but DNR would like to stress how important it

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Royal Oak Parks, Recreation & Senior Services Advisory Board Meets Thursday


The Royal Oak Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board will hold a meeting at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-33, which declared both a state of emergency and a state of disaster across the State of Michigan due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a

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Mark Twain National Forest seeking feedback on recreation plan

Document: Mark Twain National Forest Draft Five-Year Recreation Facility Strategy


The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service has extended the public comment period on a draft of its five-year Recreation Facility Strategy for Mark Twain National Forest.

The public has until Oct. 17 to submit comments related to the plan, which outlines some of the changes the national forest is considering.

The Dry Fork Horse Camp, Pine Ridge

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Upgrade Director Shares Impressive LEGO Recreation of Knife-Fight Scene

Filmmaker Leigh Whannell has had a big year, having made one of the most successful horror films of the year with The Invisible Man, while also reportedly developing a remake of The Wolf Man with Ryan Gosling, though much of that success is a result of his sci-fi film Upgrade from 2018. Whannell recently took to Twitter to share with fans a LEGO recreation of one of Upgrade‘s

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COVID-19 and recreation: Too much poop, too many people

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Mark DeOpsomer of Bozeman, Montana, is a backpacker with lots of miles on his soles. For almost four decades he’s gone to the remotest corners of the Northern Rockies.

On a recent trek 24 miles into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, he was relaxing along the banks of a creek, when out of nowhere a pack-rafter floated by. “I’d never seen any rafters before in The Bob but now

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Recreation areas in Eastern Washington close as wildfires spread

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has closed all public lands it manages east of the Cascades due to high fire danger.

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“We had a historic fire event yesterday – 58 new wildfire starts and nine large fires on the landscape, compounded by hurricane-level winds,” Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said. “That dangerous combination led to smoke-filled skies and low visibility, which grounded

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Pierre recreation head highlights new facilities, new fees for fun and games | Local News Stories

The newly expanded and remodeled Boys & Girls Club now can provide Pierre residents with some room for indoor recreation, a civic element said to be long in short supply since the downtown City Auditorium was closed in May 2011, just before the historic flood.

The need for such space was the topic of city government for several years under former Mayor Laurie Gill, who ramrodded a plan — through

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Youth soccer, youth cross country, adult fitness programs highlight Wildwood Crest Recreation fall programs | Wildwood

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough Recreation Department will host an extensive variety of programs and activities this fall.

They are as follows:

• LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT SUNSET LAKE: Wildwood Crest will host live music at the gazebo at Sunset Lake (Louisville and New Jersey) at 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening from Friday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 26. Saturday evening entertainment will also include magic and variety shows

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Northeastern recreation centers to reopen on Friday

Marino Recreation Center and SquashBusters Center will be reopening on Northeastern’s Boston campus Friday morning. Visitors will instantly notice the changes that have been made to both recreation centers to promote safety for everyone on campus and in the surrounding communities.

Some of the exercise machines have been shifted onto the basketball courts at Marino, in order to provide a minimum of 14 feet between stations. Each facility will operate

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Winston-Salem native, former parks and recreation supervisor dies of cancer at 62

Art Blevins, a former supervisor with the Winston-Salem Department of Parks and Recreation died of pancreatic cancer at 62 years old.


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Blevins worked with the department for 38 years, most of it as the supervisor at Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center.

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“We were blessed for some many years in the

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Ric Cabot & Shelby Semmes: Recreation access needs state support

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Ric Cabot, who is president & CEO of Cabot Hosiery Mills/Darn Tough Vermont, and Shelby Semmes, the Northern New England area director of The Trust for Public Land.

Vermont’s mountains, trails, lakes, rivers, and woods have long provided the strong foundation upon which our community and economy are built. This couldn’t be more apparent than during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our parks and public lands

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Former Edmonton city councillor and recreation advocate Bryan Anderson dies at 78

a person standing in front of a sign: Former Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson at the unveiling of the new Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds sign in June 2019.

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Former Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson at the unveiling of the new Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds sign in June 2019.

Longtime Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson, who championed the growth of sports and recreation in the city, has died at 78.


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Anderson, a former Edmonton high school teacher and sports coach, served on city council for 19 years before his retirement in 2017.

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation program fills gap for hybrid learning

When the Douglas County School District made the decision to only offer hybrid learning this year, it left many working parents scrambling. So South Suburban Parks and Recreation saw a way to help by extending their summer camp program into the fall.

“We just saw the need and wanted to provide a service to the community that would be beneficial to everybody,” said Jessica Skiera, family services coordinator for South

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Recreation sites, businesses reopen in Yakima River Canyon after fire

Ellensburg Canyon Winery owner Gary Cox packed up a truck last week and parked in the driveway, ready to leave on a moment’s notice if the Evans Canyon Fire jumped the Yakima River.

Fortunately, that disaster scenario never happened, and like most everything else in the Yakima Canyon, the winery reopened on Wednesday. The fire started north of Naches on Aug. 31 and burned into Kittitas County and the canyon’s

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