This Saturday, August 9th the Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management and Health will award thousands of dollars worth of outdoor recreational equipment at the final event of the 2014 Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Park Campground in Charlestown.
The Great Outdoors Pursuit is designed to encourage the use of state parks in an effort to move towards a healthier lifestyle. The event at Burlingame is the culmination of the 2014 program where teams earned credit for taking part in outdoor adventures.
The prizes, donated by Verizon, UnitedHealthcare and Clivus New England, will be awarded at 2:30 pm Prizes include:
The number of events the teams attend will determine which prize category they are eligible for. Other prizes and raffle items will also be awarded.
The Burlingame event will also include nature walks, hayrides, a campfire safety demonstration, live music and other nature, health environmental education exhibits. Registered teams will also have the option of camping overnight when they can enjoy evening activities such as a reptile show, a campfire sing-a-long, s’mores, and an outdoor family movie. A complete list of activities and exhibitors appears below.
Approximately 1,700 people have participated in the 2014 program. The adventure began in May in the Blackstone Valley at Lincoln Woods State Park with kayaking, fishing and horseback riding. In June, participants learned all about navigating the great outdoors at Pulaski State Park. In July, teams joined other Rhode Islanders for Bay Day at three Rhode Island state beaches – Misquamicut, Roger Wheeler and Scarborough. Teams also selected three events from a list of self-guided options.
For more information please visit www.riparks.com. If you need further assistance please contact Terri Bisson at (401) 222-2776, ext. 4402 or (401) 952-2652 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Paquette at (401) 667-6200 or (401) 639-0568 or email at Robert.email@example.com.