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House approves bipartisan outdoor recreation package

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a package aimed at increasing people’s access to outdoor recreation. The bipartisan EXPLORE Act includes provisions calling for more opportunities to spend time in national parks, forests, and other public lands. The bill was passed by voice vote. If the bill is debated in the Senate, it is […]

Feds propose management plan for historic recreation area in Nevada and Arizona

Federal officials are proposing an air tour management plan for Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. The National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that the voluntary agreement will guide both agencies in managing commercial air tourism over nearly 1.5 million acres of recreation area. The National […]

Massachusetts converts recreation center into shelter for homeless migrants, including those sleeping at Boston airport

Massachusetts Democratic Governor Maura Healey recently announced plans to repurpose an active state-owned recreation center. Homeless shelter for immigrantsincluding those currently sleeping at Boston’s Logan Airport. WHDH It was reported on Tuesday. Mr. Healy’s decision to use the community center as a temporary overflow shelter for undocumented immigrants has faced backlash from local residents and […]

Recreation is the future of wilderness conservation

Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of public land protection under the Nature Conservation Act. Since its passage in 1964, lawmakers have used preserve designation to protect large tracts of land for its conservation value and ability to inspire. Our goal in doing so was to protect them so that future generations can enjoy, […]

Maine mass shooting bowling alley Sparetime Recreation was hosting a youth league

A bowling alley in Maine, one of two locations targeted in Wednesday night’s shooting, was hosting a children’s event at the time of the shooting, according to reports. One of the mothers at Spare Time Recreation, which recently changed its name to Just in Time Recreation, was in Lewiston with her parents and her 11-year-old […]

Father’s Day: 5 states that are hosting fishing and outdoor recreation events

This year, Father’s Day and National Go Fishing Day fall on the same day, Sunday, June 18th. For dads and families who are interested in fishing and the outdoors but don’t make fishing and outdoor activities a priority, outdoor recreation destinations are coming up with unique ways to celebrate their dad’s birthday, so why not […]