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America’s State Parks launches ambassadors initiative

(Aug. 19, 2013) -- America’s State Parks has announced its plans to recruit 2,000 new state park ambassadors, and 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. Read More »

For generations, Bell family serves San Diego campers

(Aug. 16, 2013) -- "The wonderful thing is that neither my dad or my grandfather pressured us to be in the business. There was never any expectation that because I am a Bell, I must work in the family business," said Clint, who at one time wanted to fly helicopters for the military, but worked for a university for several years instead. "We were always told it was our decision, and if we chose to work here, they would give us the tools to be successful. But, if our passion lied elsewhere, our folks always told us to follow our hearts."

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Alaska to host Aug. 16 groundbreaking for new Denali facilities

(Aug. 15, 2013) -- The groundbreaking kicks off the construction of a 1.5-mile access road, a 22-space parking lot/trailhead, more than six miles of interpretive trails, a 15-site walk-in tent campground, a 32-site RV campground with electrical hookups, a ranger station and maintenance facility, and the extension of the electrical grid along the Parks Highway to Mile 134. Read More »

National Park Service turns 97 on Aug. 25

(Aug. 15, 2013) -- On Sunday, Aug. 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old. To celebrate, admission to all national parks will be free so that everyone can join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. Read More »

Texas county approves plans for RV park for homeless

(Aug. 14, 2013) -- On Tuesday, Travis County commissioners unanimously approved the nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ plans for a 27-acre development that would house about 200 chronically homeless people in RVs, small homes and tepees, writes the Austin American-Statesman. Read More »

Beaver, Ark., shuts down RV park

(Aug. 13, 2013) -- On Monday night, the Beaver City Council unanimously voted to close the Beaver RV Park and Campground for the rest of the 2013 season, reports Carroll County News. Read More »