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State Park volunteers needed for stewardship workdays in Southeast Michigan

State Park volunteers needed for stewardship workdays in Southeast Michigan

Michigan recreation officials recently announced the schedule of volunteer stewardship workdays to be held throughout May in Southeast Mic...

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New mosquito repellant products from the Tiki brand

New mosquito repellant products from the Tiki brand

Summer - and camping - are all about enjoying the great outdoors. But, like death and taxes, there's one little pest that tries to inv...

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VIDEO: RV power surge protection

VIDEO: RV power surge protection

Yet another informative RV video from Mark Polk of RV Education 101 . Just like a water regulator controls the water pressure coming ...

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National Geographic's Top 10 Family Activities in Ontario

National Geographic's Top 10 Family Activities in Ontario

National Geographic.com recently came out with a neat little Top 10 list perfect for us folks in the Great Lakes region - The Top 10 Family ...

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Park & Read program gives library customers a free pass into Michigan state parks, museums and historic sites

Park & Read program gives library customers a free pass into Michigan state parks, museums and historic sites

Need a break? Consider a mini-vacation spent outdoors amid the natural beauty of Michigan’s state parks and recreation areas or exploring ...

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Illinois' Earth Day in the Parks promotes natural resources stewardship for students

Illinois' Earth Day in the Parks promotes natural resources stewardship for students

Sixth annual event will be held across the state on several dates in April and May SPRINGFIELD, IL – More than 875 students will visit ...

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VIDEO: Walnut Grove Campground in Lower Huron Metropark, Belleville, MI

VIDEO: Walnut Grove Campground in Lower Huron Metropark, Belleville, MI

Metro Detroit campers looking no longer have to drive four hours to enjoy that “Up North” experience. Instead, they can set up camp at ...

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VIDEO: RV How-To Videos

VIDEO: RV How-To Videos

Mark Polk of RV Education 101 announces a free RV How-To Video website at www.rv101.tv , plus other helpful items like his popular e-ne...

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SONG: Wisconsin DNR sings about wildfire prevention

SONG: Wisconsin DNR sings about wildfire prevention

Author's Note: Please take the time to listen to this song. Not because of the message it delivers - wildfires are bad - but because it ...

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'Ultimate Camp Cooking' serves up laughs, recipes

'Ultimate Camp Cooking' serves up laughs, recipes

Pat Mac (left) and Mile Faverman Recently I had the pleasure of reading a copy of Ultimate Camp Cooking by comedians/camp chefs Mike ...

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New MI DNR initiative aims to resolve encroachment cases on public land

New MI DNR initiative aims to resolve encroachment cases on public land

Author's Note: I can imagine there's many, many people who might be interested in this announcement by the Michigan DNR. Conflicts b...

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Bluffton/Fort Wayne South KOA offering free night of camping

Bluffton/Fort Wayne South KOA offering free night of camping

9th Annual Event Also Fundraising for KOA Care Camps for Children With Cancer  The Bluffton/Fort Wayne South KOA Campground, located at 16...

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VIDEO: Eco-friendly RV holding tank treatments

VIDEO: Eco-friendly RV holding tank treatments

Another video from my favorite RV expert, Mark Polk with RV Education 101. Watch as he demonstrates the complete line of RV tank treatment...

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IDNR Urges Caution to Prevent Wildfires

IDNR Urges Caution to Prevent Wildfires

Author's note: This now makes three releases from three different states' Department of Natural Resources on the same topic of the d...

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Michigan DNR salutes state park volunteers’ efforts

Michigan DNR salutes state park volunteers’ efforts

During any given year thousands of volunteer hours go into helping strengthen and preserve Michigan’s state park system. In conjunction with...

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'Introduction to Healthy Outdoor Cooking' at MI's Maybury State Park

'Introduction to Healthy Outdoor Cooking' at MI's Maybury State Park

Maybury State Park--Rec 101: Intro to Healthy Outdoor Cooking Location: Maybury State Park   Date: April 20, 2012  Time: 6:30 p.m.  The...

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Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks to meet Monday at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks to meet Monday at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

The Michigan Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation will meet Monday, April 16 at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Parad...

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April is ‘Go Camping Month’ at Ohio State Parks

April is ‘Go Camping Month’ at Ohio State Parks

Middle Bass Island State Park (OH) Author's Note: As if you didn't need enough reason to get outside and go camping - it was a ...

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VIDEO: Pure Michigan goes to Mackinac Island

VIDEO: Pure Michigan goes to Mackinac Island

Here's the Mackinac Island version of the famous Pure Michigan videos. Enjoy! Visit Mackinac Island and experience the splendor of a...

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Enjoy webcams from Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy webcams from Yellowstone National Park

A few years back, my in-laws took a trip out west. Among their stops was Yellowstone National Park, where they enjoyed the Old Faithful Geys...

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VIDEO: RV water regulators; don't hook up without it!

VIDEO: RV water regulators; don't hook up without it!

We have a water regulator on our RV and would never hook up to the campground water supply without it. The damage that would be caused if h...

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Lake Erie sport fishing outlook is positive

Lake Erie sport fishing outlook is positive

Nice haul of walleye! (Photo courtesy of www.lakelandcharters.com) COLUMBUS, OH – Lake Erie anglers should enjoy a diversity of fishing o...

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Peregrine Falcons begin nesting season in Ohio

Peregrine Falcons begin nesting season in Ohio

Follow the season's progress at wildohio.com   COLUMBUS, OH - The 2012 peregrine falcon nesting season is under way in Ohio, accordin...

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New RV Product: Generac iX Series of portable generators

New RV Product: Generac iX Series of portable generators

Generac, one of the leading retailers of Home Backup Generators as well as factory-installed generators found on many RVs, has introduced a ...

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Pure Michigan marketing campaign generates a record $1 billion

Pure Michigan marketing campaign generates a record $1 billion

Author's note: Of course, I'm biased about this, but anything that promotes outdoor recreation is a good thing. I hardly ever suppor...

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Michigan DNR lowers state forest campground fees

Michigan DNR lowers state forest campground fees

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes informed the Natural Resources Commission at its April meeting this past...

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Seasonal lake level change for Hamlin Lake (Michigan)

Seasonal lake level change for Hamlin Lake (Michigan)

Photo courtesy of www.HamlinLake.com The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that Ludington State Park in Mason County ...

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Ohio sportsmen and women encouraged to participate in survey

Ohio sportsmen and women encouraged to participate in survey

Deer and turkey hunters’ input sought on Ohio’s automated game-check system COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR...

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Pure Michigan marketing campaign invades Comerica Park

Pure Michigan marketing campaign invades Comerica Park

The Pure Michigan logo will be on display high atop the light tower behind right field. Or, right about where Prince Fielder will be sen...

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Illinois DNR Newsbits for April 2012

Illinois DNR Newsbits for April 2012

Camping Reservations: Now’s the time to make campsite and shelter reservations for many IDNR sites online through the Reserve America webs...

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