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Together We Can Make a Splash for Wildlife and Clean Water

[7/7/2015 // By Dani Tinker]

We all need clean water to survive. When I see a wild animal splish-splashing around in wetlands, rivers or streams, it renews my love for clean water. This month we want to “make a splash” for clean water by passing along our …

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Dolphins. Photo credit: NWF

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

[7/7/2015 // By Jessica Ritter]

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Justice Department and the five Gulf …

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Another variety of milkweed. Photo: Brooke Randolph

Helping Pollinators One Garden at a Time

[6/29/2015 // By Brooke Randolph]

As a passionate gardener, I believe all gardens, open fields, and community habitats can be made sustainable using native plants to help wildlife. Wildlife rely on native plants for food, cover, and as places to raise their young. Because of the declining …

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Weekly News Roundup: Take the Pledge, Camp for Wildlife and more

[6/26/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

For the 11th year, the National Wildlife Federation is celebrating the Great American Campout! Officially kicking off on June 27, the widely popular nationwide event encourages people of all ages to get outdoors and camp! Not sure where to camp? …

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Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

[6/19/2015 // By Guest Author]

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and streams.  At the same time, many state leaders are talking …

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Giving away tree seedlings. Photo from North Carolina Wildlife Federation

North Carolina Plants Trees for Wildlife

[6/24/2015 // By Guest Author]

When National Wildlife Federation offered affiliates, such as the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, FREE native trees right before the busy Earth Day month of April, I ordered one thousand, optimistic that I could find homes for them considering we had …

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5 Under 5: Add (Lightweight) Fun To Your Campout

[6/27/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

Now that Great American Campout season is underway, I’ve got outdoor fun on my mind! As much as I love to unplug and relax when I’m out on the trail, when I take a trek with my niece and nephew, …

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Grand Teton. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Andrew Parsons

7 National Parks to Camp in this Summer

[6/26/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Did you know the National Park System includes 407 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? These areas vary in shape and size, and nearly 60 national …

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