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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 21, 2007
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, email@example.com
Virginia State Parks offer two new vacation guides
(RICHMOND) ? Planning summer fun in the Old Dominion is made easier with two new guides from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, which manages the award-winning Virginia State Parks.
The new publications highlight Virginia?s yearlong 400th anniversary commemoration and the opportunity to explore the American experience in a Virginia State Park.
?As the nation celebrates the founding of Jamestown, we?re celebrating 400 years of history and nature in state parks across Virginia,? said DCR Director Joseph H. Maroon. ?A special section of the 24-page Virginia State Parks Guide profiles unique programs in Virginia State Parks that highlight the Commonwealth?s rich and remarkable history.?
The Virginia State Parks Guide and the Virginia State Parks 2007 Outdoor Adventures Guide and Calendar introduce visitors to exciting outdoor activities and make planning easier for seasonal fun in the Commonwealth.
?These two publications are the first stop in planning a Virginia State Parks vacation,? said DCR State Parks Director Joe Elton. ?Our programs, festivals, concerts and activities represent the best Virginia has to offer. From traditional outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing clinics or night hikes, to arts and crafts festivals and bluegrass concerts, visitors will always find something to do in our parks.?
Both guides are available at Virginia Welcome Centers, local visitor centers, Virginia State Parks, or by calling 1-800-933-PARK. Up to the minute, comprehensive Virginia State Parks information is also available at www.dcr.virginia.gov.
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