Washington, D.C. – Rivers and fisheries nationwide are getting a boost, thanks to a partnership between American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. $290,000 in Community-based Habitat Restoration Program Partnership grants were awarded this year to reconnect fragmented river habitat, improve river health and benefit communities in six states: California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington.
Archives for April 2009
AUBURN, Calif., – Are you looking for an interesting place for a weekend outing, but want to keep your spending to a minimum?
Check out Camp-California.com, the searchable online database for campgrounds and activities, hosted by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.
GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Ansel Adams is one of the few American artists to have become a household name. Beginning July 18, 2009, visitors to Maryhill Museum of Art will be able to see why.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks features 47 photographs that Adams personally selected to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work, giving the public a special opportunity to see photographs that the artist viewed as his best. Included are breathtaking images of Yosemite, where Adams spent many seasons living and working as a youth, National Parks throughout the American West, as well as photographs captured in New Mexico, the Great Smokey Mountains, New York City, Hawaii and on Cape Cod. The exhibit will be on view July 18 – September 13, 2009.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Spelling is for grownups too! Visit Cheyenne for a SPELL as the city hosts the 14th annual AARP National Spelling Bee, June 20, at Little America Hotel and Resort from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spellers, ages 50 or older, will compete against others from across the country and Canada as a means to keep their minds sharp. Visitors may watch the spelling contest and unofficially compete for free. In celebration of the competition, Cheyenne is offering city-wide events and attractions to all weekend visitors along with a special hotel rate.
Louisville, KY- Grote Industries unveiled its breakthrough LightForm technology during a press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show today. "LightForm is a game changer that will dramatically alter the way the industry uses lighting, while challenging all of our imaginations in the process," said vice president of sales and marketing, Dominic Grote, noting that it was also the 20th anniversary of Grote Industries' introduction of the first commercially viable LED marker lamp.
Washington, DC — The second largest Wild and Scenic Rivers package in history now heads to President Obama’s desk, after passing the House of Representatives today by a vote of 285-140. The bipartisan H.R. 146, the legislative vehicle for the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, will safeguard over 1,100 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Massachusetts. The legislation includes important protections for 350,000 acres of land along 86 new Wild and Scenic Rivers and it also contains new Wilderness designations for over two million acres of public land. Last week the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 77-20.
Pine, Colo. – With volunteerism and national service being revived in bipartisan political dialogue, one exceptional way to dedicate your time this year is out on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) in the most spectacular regions of the country. Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA) volunteers participate in new trail construction, posting signs, clearing existing trail and building bridges and trailheads.
Do you carry a gold pan in your RV? You should. Gold panning is fun, rewarding, provides needed exercise and gets you out in the beauty of God's Creation. If you recreate in Washington State, it just became a little easier too! Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) just adopted new mineral prospecting rules, […]
Filmmaker Ken Burns will participate in a one-day conference on the National Parks and diversity on Earth Day, April 22, 2009 in San Francisco. The conference, “Parks for All,” will bring together parks officials, scholars and advocates to discuss community engagement and the National Parks. The conference is organized by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service Golden Gate and KQED.
Nappanee, Ind. – In spite of the challenging conditions testing the U.S. economy and the RV industry, Newmar Corporation doubled its Class A motor home market share in January 2009 when compared to January 2008. This, according to Statistical Surveys data recently released.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will host its 17th annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza celebration Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, April 12. On Saturday, April 11, guests may start the day with a pancake breakfast complete all the trimmings before heading off to a massive Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. Youngsters from the community are invited to search the resort’s beachfront and grassy knolls for more than 5,000 eggs. Scattered about will be several “hidden treasure” eggs containing cash as well as a special egg redeemable for a brand new bicycle.