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From The News Herald:
At the start of each year, many Americans resolve to meet new fitness goals, and parks across the country are offering them a healthy way to kick off 2013.
State parks systems in all 50 states will be hosting guided “First Day Hike” programs Tuesday, Jan. 1.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will host more than 60 events, more than any other state. Nationwide, there are 627 First Day Hikes scheduled.
From the Exponent Telegram, Clarksburg:
State parks in West Virginia suffered a major blow when Superstorm Sandy took down trees and power lines in October.
When all is said and done, property damage and income loss due to the summer derecho and Sandy will easily be $2 to $2.5 million, according to Kenneth Caplinger, chief of parks.
Compared to this time last year, revenues are down $1.2 million, he said.
That number is made up of direct income loss, and a lingering effect of people traveling less.
Thousands of trees are down at state parks.
“We’ll literally be cleaning up from this storm probably for the next several years,” he said.
“The snowstorm wasn’t quite as bad as the June windstorm because we were winding down October business,” he said. “We were just starting to bounce back from (the derecho) and then the snowstorm hit.”
At last report, the walk down to Blackwater Falls in Davis was still closed because of heavy damage from falling trees, Caplinger said.
Cathedral State Park in Preston County features six miles of walking trails and a day-use area but is still closed due to downed trees.
At Holly River State Park, the second largest park in the West Virginia Park System, power has been out since the storm, according to Caplinger.