Protect gray wolves; Bayonne Housing staff does great job; No more excuses, move trailers from park | Letters

Speak up to save gray wolves

This letter is looking to advocate for a measure to relist gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

Across the lower 48 states, gray wolves are in dire straits.

Idaho is currently weighing legislation that would remove most wolf hunting regulations, with a goal to kill two-thirds of the state’s wolf population. In Montana, legislators are considering legislation that would allow wolves to be

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Police beg parents to keep kids inside over Easter as park crowds risk new lockdown & Matt Hancock warns ‘nobody’s safe’

COPS are begging parents to keep their kids indoors over Easter as chaotic scenes at packed parks risk a fresh coronavirus lockdown.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Enjoy the sunshine, by all means, but nobody is safe from this virus until we can make everybody safe.”

Hundreds of revellers at a 'rave' yesterday evening in Manchester City Centre

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Hundreds of revellers at a ‘rave’ yesterday evening in Manchester City CentreCredit: ASP
Cops were called to the Manchester event on March 31

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Cops were called to the Manchester event on
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Getting national park reservations requires scrambling six months ahead of time

Booking a campsite at a popular national park has become a real bear.

We’ve been checking (… and checking, and checking …) for availability at some of our favorite national park camping spots around the West. Bottom line: It’s tighter than we’ve ever seen it.

As we slowly return to normal after a year of pandemic restrictions, more people than ever are planning to hit the road in the coming

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Fishing and boating fees to increase in Yellowstone National Park

MAMMOTH SPRINGS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Beginning today (March 24), fees for fishing and boating permits in Yellowstone National Park will increase. Anglers will be able to purchase fishing permits online via Recreation.gov starting today for the upcoming season in addition to in-park stores and surrounding communities beginning this spring.

See Yellowstone’s fee schedule below for details:

Yellowstone National Park Fishing and boating fees increase
Yellowstone National Park Fishing and boating fees increase(National Park Service)

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General fund appropriation gives Ridgway State Park means of meeting more campground demand | Local News Stories

Ridgway State Park will soon be able to provide a long-sought amenity: a large group campground.

The park was among several to receive part of $20 million general fund money appropriated under the freshly signed Senate Bill 112, a bipartisan stimulus effort aimed at infrastructure projects.

Ridgway’s $1.5 million share will be spent on creating a 15-site RV hookup and 10-site walk-in tent campground will make things easier for those

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Everything you need to know about the Echo Park homeless encampment

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04, 2021: Gene Ostrin, age 53, has been living in a tent on the edge of Echo Park while he mourns the loss of his partner who recently passes away. He is originally from Chicago. Echo Park has become a location where homeless people have taken up residence. Photograph taken on March 4, 2021. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Gene Ostrin, 53, has been living in a tent on the edge of Echo Park Lake. Ostrin, who is mourning the loss of his recently deceased partner, is originally from Chicago. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

A large homeless encampment on the banks of the landmark Echo Park Lake has emerged as a flashpoint in Los Angeles’ crisis of how to treat the unhoused.

Over the last year, the

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Echo Park homeless encampment: What you need to know

A large homeless encampment on the banks of the landmark Echo Park Lake has emerged as a flashpoint in Los Angeles’ crisis of how to treat the unhoused.

Over the last year, the encampment has evolved into a commune-like society with a shared pantry, a garden, a veneer of self-policing and a tenuous grasp on basic sanitation. It has divided the Echo Park community and became a case study of

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Glacier Park nears decision on ticketed entry

Mar. 19—Glacier National Park has unveiled plans for a possible ticketed entry system for the 2021 season that will apply to those traveling the congested Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor.

Park Superintendent Jeff Mow went over the details of the plan Thursday evening during an online community presentation that drew hundreds of listeners. Mow is expected to make a final decision on whether or not to implement the plan by the end

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Park Ranger job with USAJobs

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About the Position: John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir contains 900 miles of wooded shoreline stretched across three counties in Virginia and three in North Carolina. Along this shoreline you can find opportunities to boat, fish, camp, swim, picnic, hike, and hunt. Four campgrounds are operated by the Corps of Engineers.

This is a Seasonal Park Ranger position. The season typically runs from March until November, depending on

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How a commune-like encampment in Echo Park became a flashpoint in L.A.’s homelessness crisis

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04, 2021: Echo Park has become a location where homeless people have taken up residence with tents lining the lake all along the west side. Photograph taken on March 4, 2021. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Homeless people in Echo Park have created an encampment lining the lake’s west side. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

It began with a few tents pitched on the grassy rise on the banks of an L.A. landmark, Echo Park Lake.

Then, last year, more homeless people set up camp. By latest count, 174 tents or makeshift structures were bunched at the north end of the lake and spread along

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Echo Park encampment a battleground in L.A. homeless crisis

It began with a few tents pitched on the grassy rise on the banks of an L.A. landmark, Echo Park Lake.

Then, last year, more homeless people set up camp. By latest count, 174 tents or makeshift structures were bunched at the north end of the lake and spread along its western shore.

Cupped by an intimate valley of historic homes that opens to a view of the downtown skyline,

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Get Outside and Safely Visit a National Park

Expansive vistas, serene lakes, abundant wildlife and good old fresh air — what’s not to love about national parks? So many Americans have taken refuge in parks during the pandemic that 15 of them set recreation visitation records in 2020. All of the parks have adjusted their operations as a result of Covid-19, and with social-distancing protocols still in place almost a year later, there could be competition for campsites,

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Council hears update about Battle Park project | Local News

City Parks and Recreation Director Joel Dunn said the clearing work as part of the renovation of Battle Park is being done because a local expert advised a lot of invasive species of plant life at the park needed to be controlled.

Dunn told the City Council during a council work session on Monday the information from the expert, Nash County Forest Ranger Bill Lewis, was that much of that

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Treat yo’ self: Penn State professor uses ‘Parks and Recreation’ references to teach economics | University Park Campus News

For Penn State professor Jadrian Wooten, the popular TV show “Parks and Recreation” is more than a funny show — it’s a tool he uses to educate students.

Wooten, an associate teaching professor of economics, uses popular culture and TV references in his classes to teach his students, which has in turn inspired some to pursue economics.

He said “Parks and Recreation,” his favorite TV show, was ending while he

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How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted education at Penn State one year later | University Park Campus News

In March 2020, students’ and teachers’ lives around the world were suddenly impacted in a way nobody could have foreseen.

Approximately one year ago, students were sent home from Penn State for two weeks, which would later turn into the remainder of the spring semester.

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, education has become reliant on online platforms, and this has proven difficult for teachers and students alike.

Some

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New $27M tennis facility at Golden Gate Park set to open Wednesday

Tennis enthusiasts in San Francisco will have new state-of-the-art courts to play on when Golden Gate Park is set to open the new Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center next week.

The $27 million project to rennovate the park’s courts initially broke ground in April 2019, with the brand-new facility now set to open on Wednesday.

“The Goldman Tennis Center facility honors the incredible history of tennis in Golden Gate

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Nick Robinson on ‘Silk Road’ and Carrying the Torch for ‘Jurassic Park’

Like most actors, Robinson did his best to rationalize his character’s decisions in order to play him, but that became more and more difficult as Ulbricht ignored the guiding principles that he established during Silk Road’s infancy.

“The website was Ross’ thesis statement, almost, on his libertarian ideals including no government involvement, free will and this laissez-faire attitude towards everything,” Robinson explains. “At the beginning, the website only sold some

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Peeking into the jaw-dropping $27M tennis court renovation at Golden Gate Park

When I approached the Golden Gate Park tennis courts the other day, I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t been for years, but had many (mostly) fond memories of playing there. I had gotten trounced more than a few times in their tournaments and loved hanging out in the decrepit clubhouse. And afternoon games with the drum circle from Hippie Hill playing the background were always a good time. … Read More

Mile of Glen Canyon walls covered in graffiti, park says

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area rangers removed 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls. It covered a mile within the park, officials say.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area rangers removed 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls. It covered a mile within the park, officials say.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

A mile of canyon walls was damaged by graffiti in an Arizona national recreation area, officials said.

Rangers at Glen Canyon found and removed about 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls, park officials said Tuesday on Facebook.

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How have Penn State students adjusted to the start of in-person classes for spring 2021? | University Park Campus News

As the first week of in-person classes comes to a close, many Penn State students continue to figure out a routine that will last them through the spring semester.

Some students, like Sam Biederwolf, said the atmosphere started to feel “more normal” than during the remote period since students arrived on campus this week.

“It felt so empty until now,” Biederwolf (sophomore-biomedical engineering) said. “I feel like I’m finally back

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