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    legislated that logging would be banned on all state-owned land. In 1892, a bill establishing the Adirondack Forest Preserve as a state park passed the legislature, indicated by a blue line that encompassed the parts of the region where state acquisition of private in-holdings was to be concentrated. A new covenant to protect the Forest Preserve was included in the new Constitution in 1895. The Adirondack Forest Preserve would henceforth be protected as ‘forever wild’. Early in the 20th century, recreation in the Adirondack Park increased drastically. With more human traffic and tourism, came an increase in demand of conveniences. The State Conservation Department (now the DEC) built boat docks, tent platforms, lean-tos, fire towers, and telephone and electric lines in response to this. With the opening of the Northway (I-87) in the mid 1960s, private landowners began to be pressured into development as well. In 1968, Governor…

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    A small town called Westford, in New York State, that’s where I resided in for eighteen years of my life. Westford is about two hours of the city. The closest grocery store is thirty minutes away, and the nearest hospital is twenty three miles. Westford is all country in every way. Animals ran wild everywhere. Some of the animals you would see are squirrels, quails, chipmunks, deer, and even bear. They were not afraid of anything, until hunting season. The trees are so tall with many colors,…

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    Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the Adirondacks. My family has a house up there, right next to our grandparents, where we spend a number of weeks every summer. For the last five years we have stayed in our house, before that up the hill in the larger one. The houses are right outside of Keene Valley, a town of less than a thousand people, nestled in the heart of the High Peaks, the region so named because it is home to all of the tallest mountains in the park. The mountains are incredibly…

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    Parks are our saving grace for spending time with our families as it draws us out from the technological atmosphere to a more humane atmosphere that creates meaningful memories of the time spent at the park with our families. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the perfect place to find new memories for families. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park was founded by the McCormicks in 1975 under the premise that it would be used for as a place for all to enjoy (History | McCormick-Stillman Railroad…

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    Imagine you are walking in a park, and you begin to notice all of these smells. They range from the surrounding restaurants, to the rushing river, and the pine trees that fill the park. A park that is described in this way is Riverfront Park, and Riverfront Park is filled with smells to entice the people that visit. When I hear people talking about Riverfront Park, my mind floods with all of the great smells of food in the park. Riverfront Park is not like your ordinary park, its full blown…

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    Sauk Center

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    for over 100 years, they have not aged a bit but have, in fact, grown to become a symbol for the town’s beautiful Sinclair Lewis Park. The two are part of a fountain piece in one section of the park which also includes a playground, picnic area, fishing pier and campground. While towns near Sauk Centre have some sort of green space, few match the beauty, the versatility, and usability of the five city parks. The parks have something to offer people of all ages and even accommodate large family…

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    Ethiopia Research Paper

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    my favorite homemade slightly Alcoholic beverage called “Tej”. The festival is intended to unify all Ethiopian immigrants who reside in the United States of America and to introduce our culture to the people living in US like us and for Americans as well. Most Ethiopians came from different states to enjoy the festival with us, which is sound great. “Expand your horizon; travel the globe without living Colorado!” this is the motto displayed at the entrance of the park. Park field lakes are…

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    one from the volunteer involvement and the other in support of the Parks and Recreation Department both groups make up the Ithaca Special Projects Task Force. They have both been elected to decide on whether to fund a playground for the neighborhood. Whether they decide to build a playground or not, this task force is responsible of whether to fund the playground or choose a later project to fund in the future. The Parks and Recreation Department and elected officials of community involvement…

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    Wishart Pull Factors

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    keep their eye on their children while they are playing, keeping the safety factor about the park. Close to these features are a BBQ stove where you can prepare a nice outdoor meal with your friends and family, which helps bring the bonds between the community together. There’s also a half-court for basketball for the residents to appreciate. There’s also a nice lawn for residents to play sport. Other recreational facilities are also available for Mansfield Resident's usage, with around 13…

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    Edwardsville Case Study

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    Edwardsville will provide locals with two new water features this summer, a community pool and “spray and play park.” These two projects happened separately, but combined they will give people two new ways to cool off during the heat of summer. Community pool In the fall of 2015, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville reached out to Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton about the city’s interest in taking over Cougar Lake Pool. The outdoor pool, located at 88 Recreation Drive at SIU Edwardsville,…

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