The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE offers an array of freshly grown vegetables. Photo by Abby Barber

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

[4/24/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose farms frequently serve as wildlife habitats. The number of farmers …

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Building Better Spaces: NWF Honors William McDonough

[4/22/2015 // By Abby Barber]

During the 2015 National Conservation Achievement Awards Gala on May 14, National Wildlife Federation’s J.N. Ding Darling Conservation Award recipient will be William McDonough, a renowned architect, designer, and leader in sustainable development. McDonough will honor us by speaking at …

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Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

[4/21/2015 // By Jane Kirchner]

It’s tree planting time and a chance to plant, restore and protect natives that provide wildlife habitat and nourish the natural world.  Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of …

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The Department of Energy’s New Vision on Wind Power

[4/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland]

The future of the U.S. energy supply is looking blustery – and that’s a good thing! On March 12th, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report titled Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United …

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Photo by Scott Landseidel

Finding a Fawn: What To Do

[4/15/2015 // By David Mizejewski]

Every springtime, the National Wildlife Federation gets numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people asking the following question: “I found an abandoned fawn! Where can I take it?” The answer is almost always the same: The fawn isn’t abandoned and …

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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

[3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

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A NYC Eco-Schools Teacher Helps Her Classroom Go Plastic-Free

[4/9/2015 // By Guest Author]

The environment did not start out as a curriculum objective. It happened as a result of the principal’s insistence on integrating current events into our lessons. Different themes and concerns arose with different groups of students. Whatever they were invested in …

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International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

[3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

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