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August 2015

The fine art of state parks

DNR landscape architects leave their mark.

Joseph Warren and Therese Gripentrog

Why do we visit state parks? They are some of the most beautiful places in the state for sure. But what would our parks be without their winding, scenic entry drives, the meandering trails to panoramic vistas, campsites within pine and hardwood groves or shaded picnic areas on picturesque lakeshores? Without those features, would we appreciate these places as much as we do?

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Buena Vista Marsh turns out brunettes and a blond.

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