(Nov. 14, 2011) -- Stung by deep budget cuts and its fifth round of layoffs, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division has begun the "Direction 2015" initiative to make the parks system rely as little as possible on state funding within three years, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- A new, 100 kW wind turbine at Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground in Narragansett, R.I. will supply about half of the electrical needs for this popular state park and campground each year.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- On Nov. 2, a national conference was held in Scottsdale to discuss the possibility of using public-private recreation partnerships to keep state and county parks open. Due to cutbacks in government spending, parks all over the nation are facing the possibility of shutdowns, reports PinalCountyToday.com.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has announced the approval of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Expansion and Redesign of the Oak Bottom Campground project in California.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- The Opelousas Daily World reports that the commission overseeing the Iberia Parish Sugarena Acadiana Fairgrounds wants to add $4.5 million worth of new construction, including a recreation vehicle park with 350 spaces.
(Nov. 18, 2011) -- The Girard Tankless Water Heater was introduced to the RV aftermarket less than one year ago and by September 2011 Girard had achieved more than a 20 percent share of that market, the company noted.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- The Outer Banks Voice reports that despite signs that construction and visitation are rebounding, economic numbers released by The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce offer little solace to Dare County residents and business owners.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces its 2011-2012 winter schedule, with more than 80 parks remaining open seven days a week.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- Winter Texans came to the Valley in record numbers last year after a decline that followed the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. But Mexico's drug violence could cut numbers this year after news hit the Midwestern states that most Winter Texans call home, reports the Brownsville Herald.
(Nov. 14, 2011) -- Sustaining a long-distance relationship can be tough, but living in a home that can drive makes it easier for Beth and Randy Merrick, who have been married for 33 years despite living nearly four hours from each other, reports the Natchez Democrat.