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Tim Wheeler | April 19, 2012
The Delmarva Peninsula's natural areas are more than just pretty sights to look at - they're a major source of income and employment for Eastern Shore communities, according to a new report. The report, released today by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership , says that boaters, hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and other outdoor lovers spend up to $3.9 billion annually enjoying the Delmarva's natural areas and support more than 27,900 jobs. Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching draw an estimated 1.6 million participants, according to the report by Southwick Associates of Fernandina Beach, FL.  With 127,000 boats registered in the region, recreational boating accounts for more than $1.3 billion in annual sales and supports 11,000-plus jobs paying wages of more than $400 million.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
"Monocacy" is an Americanized version of the Shawnee word "Monnockkesy," which means "river of many bends," and the Monocacy River lives up to its name. Though my kayak glides calmly under my kayak through the opaque green water, I struggle to keep up with my guide, Andy Lett, recreation supervisor for the Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation. Whenever I get the hang of things, dipping one oar and then another to propel myself in a relatively straight line, another curve arrives to confuse me, and I have to stop to change direction so I don't paddle right into the riverbank.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1996
According to a recent study by the Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America, 75 percent of people 16 and older participate in some form of "muscle-powered" outdoor recreation and the number of participants is increasing.Nontraditional outdoor sports such as mountain biking, in-line skating and rock or mountain climbing are growing most rapidly, according to the survey.The study, which did not survey hunting and fishing activity, found that backpacking and tent camping maintained growth rates of 12 and 11 percent in 1994.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013
Figure skating show Today , Dec. 15: Join the figure skaters and coaches of the Piney Orchard Learn-to-Skate program for a holiday show that begins at 4:10 p.m. at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway. Free. For more Information, contact Linda Monney, 410-672-7013. Winter solstice hike Saturday, Dec. 21: Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a free hike from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gunpowder Falls State Park in Baldwin in Baltimore County.
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October 26, 2011
I just read the article announcing that the city of Laurel is receiving $150,000 to renovate a local park ("City gets state playground funds for Cypress Street field," Leader, Oct. 20), and though I am grateful that the state has chosen to invest in outdoor recreation, who's going to invest in LBGC? It amazes me that here we have a huge historic building, a staple in the community, and some areas of the building are in urgent need of repair. It is a structurally amazing building and the possibilities are endless.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
We wish to recognize the leadership of U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin on behalf of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. LWCF is the program that ensures Maryland has the resources our parks, forests, and wildlife areas need to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and to strengthen our economy. If you enjoy visiting a neighborhood or state park, the odds are that the fund helped to make this possible. LWCF has also preserved for future generations the experiences of canoeing Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge's water trails, visiting Antietam National Battlefield, and camping at Assateague Island National Seashore.
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February 29, 2004
State board correct on Smith Farm issue I want to thank the Board of Public Works for its decision to deny state funding for ball fields at the Smith Farm. Contrary to the assertion that it is none of the state's business, I would say that it certainly is the state's business when the state's money is involved. We should expect the state to see that its money is spent wisely. I appreciate all the time Governor Schaefer, our state comptroller, and Governor Ehrlich took to investigate the sale of the Smith Farm: reading all the information and letters, talking to those involved, and watching the video in which John Gary said this property would be an equestrian farm for ever and ever.
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By Kristin Jackson and Kristin Jackson,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | August 18, 1996
Wake up and start marketing to minority travelers.That's the underlying message to the travel industry in a report released Aug. 6 by the Travel Industry Association of America. It examines the travel patterns of the United States' three largest minority groups: African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.However, "minority" is becoming a misnomer (and the report's three groups represent dozens of cultures). "Today, ethnic groups represent 26 percent of the U.S. population.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland | September 24, 2000
Name: Terri Paddy Job description: Supervisor of outdoor recreation for county Department of Recreation and Parks since 1994; with department 11 years. Program, which draws between 3,500 and 4,000 users annually, includes hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, spelunking, nature and adventure camps, mountain biking and fishing. Came up with idea for portable skateboarding/in-line skating park the department uses. Age: 34 Residence: Ellicott City Personal information: Glen Burnie native who went to old Andover High School, has Towson University degree in physical education with concentration in sports management after two years at Western Maryland College, then recreation courses at Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville, where the outdoors "bug" bit her. Into rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking on flat water in spare time, "but I've gotten tired of sleeping on the ground.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
"Monocacy" is an Americanized version of the Shawnee word "Monnockkesy," which means "river of many bends," and the Monocacy River lives up to its name. Though my kayak glides calmly under my kayak through the opaque green water, I struggle to keep up with my guide, Andy Lett, recreation supervisor for the Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation. Whenever I get the hang of things, dipping one oar and then another to propel myself in a relatively straight line, another curve arrives to confuse me, and I have to stop to change direction so I don't paddle right into the riverbank.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
We wish to recognize the leadership of U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin on behalf of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. LWCF is the program that ensures Maryland has the resources our parks, forests, and wildlife areas need to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and to strengthen our economy. If you enjoy visiting a neighborhood or state park, the odds are that the fund helped to make this possible. LWCF has also preserved for future generations the experiences of canoeing Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge's water trails, visiting Antietam National Battlefield, and camping at Assateague Island National Seashore.
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Tim Wheeler | April 19, 2012
The Delmarva Peninsula's natural areas are more than just pretty sights to look at - they're a major source of income and employment for Eastern Shore communities, according to a new report. The report, released today by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership , says that boaters, hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and other outdoor lovers spend up to $3.9 billion annually enjoying the Delmarva's natural areas and support more than 27,900 jobs. Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching draw an estimated 1.6 million participants, according to the report by Southwick Associates of Fernandina Beach, FL.  With 127,000 boats registered in the region, recreational boating accounts for more than $1.3 billion in annual sales and supports 11,000-plus jobs paying wages of more than $400 million.
EXPLORE
October 26, 2011
I just read the article announcing that the city of Laurel is receiving $150,000 to renovate a local park ("City gets state playground funds for Cypress Street field," Leader, Oct. 20), and though I am grateful that the state has chosen to invest in outdoor recreation, who's going to invest in LBGC? It amazes me that here we have a huge historic building, a staple in the community, and some areas of the building are in urgent need of repair. It is a structurally amazing building and the possibilities are endless.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
BOISE, Idaho -- If they ever build a Hall of Fame for environmentalists, Idaho Gov. Cecil D. Andrus would be a shoo-in.He pioneered the Green era in modern politics in 1970, not long after the initial Earth Day, by becoming the first governor elected on an environmental ticket. He was a national hero to conservationists as interior secretary during Jimmy Carter's presidency, when the national park system doubled in size and the amount of protected wilderness tripled.But these days Mr. Andrus finds himself on the other side in a nasty dispute that, on a small scale, raises the same question bedeviling the Clinton administration over such issues as timber cutting in the Pacific Northwest:Are there limits to conservation when economic development is at stake?
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August 5, 2012
Trap shooting Sundays , 1 p.m.; Wednesdays , 6p.m. Carney Rod & Gun Club, 9721 Hilltop Drive. $5 per round. Information: 410-668-1019. Baltimore Bowmen Mondays through August, 4:30p.m. to dark. Shoot at 28 3-D targets in a wooded setting. $10 for nonmembers; $5 for members. Information: BaltimoreBowmen.com. Vingt-neuf Bowmen Tuesdays through Sept. 4, 5 p.m. to dark. Shoot at 3-D McKenzie and Rinehart targets on a 25-acre, fully wooded property at 8735 Honeygo Blvd. in Perry Hall.
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