Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Forest Service and State Park opportunities

Forest Service Offers Planning Tools for Your Fall Colors Vacation

The U.S. Forest Service is urging people to get outdoors, spend time in rural communities and urban forests, and enjoy one of nature's most spectacular seasons with its Fall Colors 2013 Campaign. The Forest Service has launched an online map to help visitors see if trees are peaking in their state. Another map will help visitors find a national forest nearest them to enjoy the colors of fall. For a more analogue approach to trip planning, the Forest Service is once again offering its Fall Colors Hotline – 1-800-354-4595. http://www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2013/ 

Recruiting State Park Ambassadors

America’s State Parks (www.AmericasStateParks.org) announces its plans to recruit 2,000 new State Park Ambassadors in 2013. America’s State Parks is seeking young adults between the ages of 16 and 28 who enjoy the outdoors and like to write, blog, take pictures or videos, and use social media to communicate. Ambassadors have a chance to win prizes this summer and fall. Details can be found at:  http://www.AmericasStateParks.org/Recruit-Ambassadors. The State Park Ambassador Program is a youth-led movement started in 2010 that promotes and supports our national system of state parks, encourages healthy active outdoor lifestyles, connects people to nature, and increases public awareness of the value of the almost 8,000 “close to home” state parks around the nation representing some of America’s most valued natural, cultural and historic treasures. National project sponsors include the Coca-Cola Foundation and Stihl, Inc.