East Grand Terre Tar Ball

No Joke – Oil Still Contaminating Louisiana Coast

[4/1/2015 // By Emily Guidry Schatzel]

Yesterday, NWF and our coalition partners traveled out to Louisiana’s Barataria Bay to search for continued impacts from 2010’s Gulf oil disaster. We didn’t have to look very hard. Our first stop was East Grand Terre, a small barrier island where […] Read more >

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Jackalope. Photo by Mark Freeman, Flickr Creative Commons

Five Wildlife-Centric Myths in the US

[4/1/2015 // By Courtney Hyde]

April Fool’s Day is upon us! Even wildlife are taking some time to celebrate by participating in animal trickery, so let’s join them in celebration: let’s talk cryptozoology. What is cryptozoology? It is the study of cryptids, which are mythological animals […] Read more >

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Waking the Giant: NWF Rallies Around Core Beliefs

[3/31/2015 // By Lisa Moore]

On Saturday, March 28, National Wildlife Federation President Collin O’Mara stepped onto a stage in Shepherdstown, West Virginia to address a room full of people at NWF’s 79th annual meeting. The crowd held representatives from NWF’s diverse affiliates—wildlife conservation groups […] Read more >

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NWF and West Virginia Rivers Coalition Act to Protect West Virginia’s Mountains and Streams

[3/17/2015 // By Jim Murphy]

National Wildlife Federation and its West Virginia affiliate West Virginia Rivers Coalition joined five other local, regional and national groups in filing a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Interior because the Department’s Office of Surface Mining […] Read more >

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Kindergarteners Help Grow a Wild Brooklyn

[4/1/2015 // By Guest Author]

One morning in early March, Park Ranger Michelle Luebke from Gateway National Recreation Area and Michael Butts from the Greenbelt Native Plant Center in Staten Island visited our kindergarten class at P.S. 197 in Brooklyn to help us start growing […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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National Wildlife Week: Seattle’s Villa Academy Raises a Flag for Eco-Schools

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

Off the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, Villa Academy is working to create a wildlife oasis at their pre K-8 Independent Catholic school.  Their 30-acre school grounds have been enhanced by removing invasive species, planting natives, and restoring important […] Read more >

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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! […] Read more >

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