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Outdoor Updates: Trump administration kills rural Job Corp program, leaving 1,100 federal employees out of work

Trump administration kills rural Job Corp program, leaving 1,100 federal employees out of work The Trump administration has announced that they will pull out of a Forest Service program that trains disadvantaged youth from rural areas to become wildland firefighters. The move will result in 1,100 layoffs—the largest federal job cuts in a decade. Job…
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Outdoor Updates: Great white sharks identified off of the North Carolina coast

Great white sharks identified off of the North Carolina coast Two great white sharks have been spotted in the Outer Banks off of the coast of North Carolina. The female, named Jane, was tagged in October 2018 in Nova Scotia, Canada. The male, Brunswick, was tagged in South Carolina earlier this year.  Jane has reportedly…
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Outdoor Updates: Hiker missing in Hawaii found alive after 17 days

Hiker missing in Hawaii found alive after 17 days Amanda Eller, 35, a physical therapist and yoga teacher, went missing after heading out on a short hike in Hawaii’s Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8. Her car, keys, wallet and cell phone were found in the parking lot of the reserve but Eller had disappeared.…
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The Great American Rail-Trail secures funding to close gaps across four states

The Great American Rail-Trail secures funding to close gaps across four states Check out these Rails to Trails in the Blue Ridge: Click HERE The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has announced that nearly $13 million in funding has been secured for portions of the Great American Rail-Trail, a scenic multi-use trail that will eventually stretch 3,700…
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Attention thru-hikers: Salewa North America wants to give ten hikers free shoes for a year

Boulder-based Salewa North America, the leading mountain sports company founded in the Italian Dolomites, today announced plans for its inaugural Thru Hiker project which will give ten lucky thru-hikers exclusive Salewa products and free shoes for a year while they hike the most iconic U.S. trails this summer, according to a press release from the…
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Keep an eye out: mild weather means ticks are active

Mild weather means ticks are active The warmer-than-usual weather the southeast has experienced this winter might be great for hiking, biking and exploring the outdoors, but it comes with one little downside: ticks. The mild weather means that ticks, which usually settle down in the winter for something that resembles hibernation, are up and active,…
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World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed due to Coronavirus

World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed due to Coronavirus The World Athletics Indoor Championships, a biennial indoor track and field competition, which was originally scheduled from March 13-15 in Nanjing, China, has been tentatively rescheduled for March 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.  “We know that China is doing all it can to contain the  new…
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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is recipient of 2020 Stand Up Initiative

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is recipient of 2020 Stand Up Initiative The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (BRPF) is one of two recipients of the 2020 Stand Up Initiative, a program launched by Darby Communications in 2016 that provides pro bono PR and marketing services to select environmental nonprofits.  Darby Communications and Status Forward, a partner…
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