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Timed-entry pass system coming to popular Colorado fourteener amid increase in outdoor recreation

According to the USDA Forest Service, the year of 2020 brought a 200 percent increase in outdoor recreation across Colorado’s northern Front Range, which included a large number of first-time trailgoers and campers.

With so many people headed to Colorado’s natural areas, parking issues, long lines, irresponsible camping, and crowded trails became major pain points for those maintaining the space. As a result, managers of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, along with Pawnee National Grassland, are looking into new strategies to that will encourage more responsible use. This will most likely mean a number of limitations and changes being put

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill Investing in Outdoor Recreation in 76 Communities

 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bipartisan bill that appropriates $37.8 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants to support 76 recreational projects and land purchases throughout Michigan.

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended the funding to increase the quality and amount of public outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan.

The funding will support trail systems, acquisitions of high quality, unique natural resources including geological features, wildlife habitat and Great Lake and river access, and and extensive range of projects that will expand opportunities across the state for fishing, camping, biking, hiking and snowmobiling.

“The Michigan Natural Resources

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Brunswick takes first steps toward development of outdoor recreation complex

Brunswick Town Councilors discuss predevelopment plans for a new public outdoor recreation complex at Brunswick Landing Monday night. Screengrab

Brunswick Town Council approved spending up to $50,000 in recreation impact fees for planning a new public recreation complex at Brunswick Landing — site of a former Navy base — Monday.

A concept design includes an outdoor pool, two lighted turf fields, eight lighted pickle-ball courts, a lighted outdoor ice rink, two lighted basketball courts and two lighted playgrounds.

The complex would neighbor the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Center and would aim to promote health and wellness for all ages within

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Member of first graduating class of UW’s Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Degree program joins Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office | News






Brynn Hirschman, a member of the first graduating class of the University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Degree Program, has been named as Outdoor Recreation Coordinator within the Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails Division.

Hirschman, a native of Ohio, has served as a recreation specialist within the Outdoor Recreation Office during the past year.  Prior to that she served with the Wyoming Conservation Corps and worked at the famous Vee Bar Guest Ranch.

 “Brynn has brought an enormous amount of energy and positivity to the job during the past year, working hard to help grow and

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Camp Zama Outdoor Recreation reopens in improved facility | Article

1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Rick Bosch, center, director of Camp Zama’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, presents Kaoru Mogi, a maintenance employee, with an FMWR gold medal for his work on the new Outdoor Recreation facility at Camp Zama, Japan, April 29. Col. Thomas Matelski, left, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, congratulates employees with Bosch. (Photo Credit: Winifred Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Thomas Matelski, left, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, and USAG Japan Command Sgt. Maj. Justin Turner tour the new Outdoor Recreation facility at Camp Zama, Japan, April 29. Hiro Huertas, right, Outdoor Recreation manager, briefs Matelski and Turner.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Thomas Matelski, left, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, and USAG Japan Command Sgt. Maj. Justin Turner tour the new Outdoor Recreation
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Outdoor recreation season is looking bright in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE — As Madison County Health administers more vaccinations to people, as things slowly start to look like they did in 2019, Edwardsville’s Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready for the spring and summer, too.

Regarding recreation, Director Nate Tingley said his department probably will not be as restricted as they were last year, depending on county and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) occupancy guidelines.

Adult kickball has begun at Plummer and Winston-Brown parks. He said new parks and recreation coordinator Caneé Brown has instituted three-on-three basketball as a one-day tournament at Winston-Brown on June 19. Sand volleyball

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