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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state is looking for volunteers who can help harvest native prairie seeds at state parks and recreation areas in southern Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources says volunteers on needed on weekends throughout...
Nearly a year after Belleville Park's playground burned, City of South Bend officials have decided to rebuild. Construction bids are being accepted for another week, but soon, the park will again be a popular place. When first-time mom, Jennifer Talboom...
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A grizzly bear that mauled a 57-year-old hiker to death in Yellowstone National Park was only defending its cubs and had not threatened humans before. So park officials on Thursday decided to leave it alone...
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old North Carolina boy was bitten on the hand by an alligator at a northern Indiana amusement park after a man invited nearby children to pet the 2-foot-long reptile. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some of the Great Lakes' treasured national parks are showing ill effects of climate change that are likely to worsen in coming decades, from shoreline erosion to decline of certain wildlife and plant species, a former...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tea party activists on Thursday accused officials in at least four cities of giving preferential treatment to anti-Wall Street protesters, and one group in Richmond is asking the city to repay $8,000 spent for permits and...
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in North Carolina says the child is in good condition. A statement from the parents issued by Pitt County Memorial Hospital said the girl's mother was 10 feet away and...
Swimming was briefly banned Friday afternoon at Warren Dunes State Park after a semi carrying hazardous materials exploded at a truck stop in Sawyer, Michigan on Thursday night. Crews are on scene cleaning up the aftermath. Some of the materials...
Tags: State Parks, Swimming, Sports, Tourism and Leisure
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Three people were killed when a small, single-engine plane crashed nose-first into a Monroe city park. Witnesses report that the Piper Malibu Mirage was heading south and skirted some trees before smashing into a soccer...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterWatch closely in Indiana waters this spring and you may see American white pelicans. There were reports across Indiana last weekend of large groups of the migrating waterfowl. One resident counted 45 of them in the plentiful waters around Rochester....
Tags: State Parks, Rivers, Potatoes, Bodies of Water, Travel
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Looking for a prime fishing spot at an Indiana state park? Look no further than your iPhone. A new iPhone application from the Department of Natural Sources provides information Hoosiers may need while planning outdoor...
Tags: State Parks, Travel, Nature, Apple iPhone, Tourism and Leisure
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new federal proposal to tighten leash rules on parkland in and around San Francisco has many dog owners barking mad. The 2,400-page plan released earlier this month by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the country'...
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