LOCAL OUTDOOR NEWS

Registration for Girls on the Run is Open Until Feb. 27

Girls on the Run runners bond together.

The Power Of Girls on the Run: Providing a Safe Space For Kids to Learn and Practice Key Life Skills

Prince William County Life Guard Hiring Event!

Be a Lifeguard this Summer | Hiring Event  

Rollins Ford Regional Park Opens Oct. 7

Rollins Ford Regional Park

Prince William Parks & Rec. to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rollins Ford Regional Park.

Tourism to Prince William Forest Park Contributes $19.1 Million to Local Economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 294,916 visitors to Prince William Forest Park in 2022 spent $19.1 million in communities near the park. …

25 cities with the highest percentage of parkland

Rocket Homes examined the Trust for Public Land's 2023 ParkScore Index to see which cities have the most public outdoor space for residents.

In the worst of America's Jim Crow era, Black intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois found inspiration and hope in national parks

A view of the Grand Canyon after a snowfall. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images In his collection of essays and poems published in 1920 titled “ Darkwater ,” W.E.B. Du Bois wrote about his …

LOCAL INTERESTS

NPCA: How Are the Proposed Data Centers Threatening National Parks?

Aerial view of the Manassas National Battlefield juxtaposed with an image of data center development.
A visualization of the affected land at Manassas National Battlefield Park and how it could change if the county allows data …

KID HISTORIAN Explores Civil War History at Manassas National Battlefield

Scene from the Manassas National Battlefield

Dhruv Amitabh shares what he learned about the First Battle of Bull Run while visiting the Manassas Battlefield Park.

Forest Service warns of budget cuts ahead of a risky wildfire season – what that means for safety

A wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer can be a dangerous combination in the Western U.S. The rain fuels bountiful vegetation growth, and when summer heat dries out that vegetation, it can leave grasses and shrubs ready to burn.

How a novel treatment helped a pro skier heal her ACL

(BPT) - For some, skiing isn't just a sport. It's a way of life. This is especially true for Holly Reitsema, who was raised in a family of freestyle skiers. Not only is she a competitive freestyle …
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5 national parks with the most EV charging stations

The General ranked the five national parks with the most electric vehicle charging stations using data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
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