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 By azgfd    Wildlife    July 15, 2013

AZGFD Co-authors Unprecedented International Recovery Plan

One of only two species of parrots historically found in the United States, the thick-billed parrot, will benefit from a recovery plan coauthored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The plan aims... Full story

 By AZ State Parks    WOOT    July 15, 2013

Arizona State Parks Seeking Public

(Phoenix, Arizona - July 24, 2013) - Arizona State Parks is seeking input from the public on proposed fee changes. The public comment period will be from July 24, 2013 through August 23, 2013. The public is asked to give comments about the fee... Full story

 By AZ State Parks    RVing    July 15, 2013

Visitor Center Volunteers Needed

(Phoenix, Arizona - July 23, 2013) - Park volunteer opportunities are now available at Buckskin Mountain State Park. The positions will be available through October for those interested in working in Parker, AZ. Volunteers are a vital and integral... Full story

 By MCPD    WOOT    July 15, 2013

San Tan, AZ - Ranger Adam's Sunset Celebration

San Tan Mountain Regional Park Has some exciting news as well as fun events for August. We are getting a new Ranger at San Tan as I have accepted a once in a lifetime opportunity to research sea turtles in Costa Rica. Over the last three years I... Full story

 By AZ State Parks    Events   

Catalina State Park Debuts First Saturdays Evening

(Phoenix, Arizona - July 26, 2013) - Catalina State Park debuts the first concert series at the park on the first Saturday of the month from August through October 2013. Visitors will enjoy an evening concert amid the beautiful landscapes of Catalina... Full story


Discover Boating partners with AC Open for the 2013 America's Cup to welcome more people to the water

CHICAGO—July 17, 2013—Discover Boating today announced a partnership with the AC Open for the 2013 America's Cup to help educate more people about getting started in boating. Discover Boating is on-site at the America's Cup Park in San Francisco... Full story


U.S. Recreational Boating Industry Associations Join Forces to Explore New Opportunities in Emerging Colombian Market

CHICAGO, July 26, 2013—On Sunday, July 28, 2013, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), US Superyacht Association (USSA), and Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), will embark on a collaborative visit to Colombia, South America,... Full story



Thursday’s spectacular Opening Ceremony involved hundreds of dancers from Salsa Schools, Afro and Folk Groups, Musicians, Acrobats, one million watts of light, plus 60,000 watts of sound and 2,000 sq.m of colorful projections! As the athletes from... Full story


Signature Style and Outstanding Performances Combine at Third BACARDI® Newport Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 15, 2013) – Bringing together its signature combination of on-shore and on-the-water activities, the third edition of BACARDI® Newport Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank concluded this weekend with the 29th running of New... Full story

 By AZGFD    WOOT    July 15, 2013

Applications sought for Arizona Game and Fish Commission

The Governor's Office is currently accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Application... Full story

 By BLM    WOOT    July 15, 2013

Fire Restrictions Lifted for BLM Kingman Field Office

Kingman, Ariz. - On Friday, August 2, 2013, fire restrictions will be lifted for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the Kingman Field Office. The Lake Havasu and Yuma Field Offices... Full story

 By ASP    WOOT    July 15, 2013

Larry Landry of Phoenix Has Been Named 2014 Chair of the Arizona State Parks Board

(Phoenix, AZ - July 29, 2013) - The Arizona State Parks Board members unanimously approved Larry Landry as the next Chairman of their 7-person volunteer Board. Director Bryan Martyn said, "Larry... Full story

 By ASP    WOOT    July 15, 2013

Red Rock State Park's Activities in August and September include Hikes and Bird Walks

Phoenix, AZ - August 1, 2013) - The summer season is winding down but there are still many opportunities for hiking, walking and lectures in August and September 2013 at Red Rock State Park. The park... Full story


Rolex Big Boat Series

St. Francis Yacht Club will once again welcome racers from around the globe to participate in the West Coast’s premier regatta, the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS), from September 26-29. The event, in its 49th edition, will host four days of racing... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    July 15, 2013

Volunteers needed for wildlife habitat improvement project near Flagstaff

If you're looking for a great opportunity to get outdoors and help enhance wildlife habitat, join us on Saturday, Aug. 17, for a special volunteer project north of Flagstaff. The Arizona Antelope... Full story

 By Pete Johnson    Fishing    July 15, 2013

Hell's Bay names Capt. Blair Wiggins to pro staff

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- If there was ever a perfect match of a popular TV fishing celebrity to a local boat company it’s Capt. Blair Wiggins and Hell’s Bay Boatworks. Raised in nearby Cocoa Beach,... Full story

 By Pete Johnson    Fishing    July 15, 2013

Doug Hannon "The Bass Professor" dies at 66

TAMPA, Fla., -- 4/1/2013 -- Doug Hannon, a legend in the fishing world known as the “Bass Professor” whose unique expertise in a wide range of design skills and academic subjects in and outside... Full story


Recreational Boating Industry Conducting New Department of Energy Funded Research on Alternative Biofuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2013– Tomorrow, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) kicks off a third summer season of alternative biofuel testing in an effort to further advance marine engine technology and find an alternative to fue... Full story


Aurora announced as major sponsor of Adventure 4 a Cure - Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Solo Row 2013.

Aurora Global Logistics is very pleased to announce official sponsorship of Andrew Abrahams – Adventure 4 a Cure Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2013. Andrew Abrahams is Australia’s long distance rowing world record holder and in less than... Full story


Blues, Southern-Rooted Jazz And Ethnic Sounds Meld During Blues And Seafood, Jazz & Oysters Weekend On The Long Beach Peninsula, August 16 through18

Adding sizzle to summer at the beach, Blues and Seafood and Jazz & Oysters promise crowd-pleasing outdoor musical performances as well as mouthwatering food. The back-to-back events take place Aug. 16 through 18, 2013, on Washington’s Long Beach... Full story

 By USCG    WOOT    July 15, 2013


Effective 01 August, 2013, the U. S. Coast Guard will terminate its radio guard of the international voice distress, safety and calling frequency 2182 kHz and the international digital selective... Full story

 By WDFW    WOOT    July 15, 2013

Fish and Wildlife Commission extends octopus protections and sets hunting seasons for migratory waterfowl

OLYMPIA - The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission extended protections for giant Pacific octopuses in Puget Sound today by prohibiting the recreational harvest of the species at seven popular... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    July 15, 2013

Chinook salmon retention will close in Marine Area 9 at end of the day Aug. 4; Marine Area 10 chinook daily limit will be reduced to 1 fish

OLYMPIA - The recreational chinook salmon fishery in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will close to the retention of all chinook salmon at the end of the day on Aug. 4 due to anticipated meeting of the... Full story

 By ODFW    Fishing    July 15, 2013

Pacific Fishery Management Council Closes The Commercial Troll Salmon Fishery

8/2/13 ACTION NOTICE: NOAA Fisheries in consultation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council, has... Full story


Eco-Friendly Dustless Hull Blasting

What is dustless blasting and how is it different from other hull cleaning methods? Dustless Blasting is a revolutionary new blasting process. It involves water encapsulating the media increasing the blast pattern once it hits the substrate, while... Full story


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