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Thursday, November 03, 2011

America’s Great Outdoors Report

Today the US Department of the Interior released a final 50-State America’s Great Outdoors Report.  This report outlines over 100 of the country’s most promising projects designed to protect special places and increase access to outdoors.

You can read the entire press release on the Department of Interior's website: AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS

The full report includes:

24 projects to restore and provide recreational access to rivers and other waterways

23 projects to construct new trails or improve recreational sites

20 projects that will create and enhance urban parks

13 projects that will restore and conserve America’s most significant landscapes

There are also 11 initiatives requested by states to establish new national wildlife refuges, national park units and other federal designations; five projects that will assist states and communities to protect key open space; and five initiatives to educate young people and connect them to nature.

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