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Looking out at Mt Rainier as the Sun Rises. Photo By: Bryn Fluharty

A Mountain Wonderland

1/10/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside! There are many ways Be Out There and explore even if it is cold out! This past weekend I bundled up and headed out for a cross […] Read more >

By using reusable bags such as this one we can reduce the amount of single use plastic and paper bags. Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

The End of the Plastic Bag in Seattle

1/5/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to implement a ban on plastic bags in the City of Seattle due to the environmental harm that plastic bags can have and their negative impact on wildlife. Aquatic animals such as fish, […] Read more >

The Seattle Rain: A Love/Hate Relationship

12/14/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

  Growing up in Seattle I grew to have a love of the rain. Many of my childhood memories are in one way or another associated with rain. From laying in bed listening to the pitter patter on the roof […] Read more >

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

A New Danger for the Hawaiian Monk Seal

12/7/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

After Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, people rallied against the use of DDT as an insecticide because of the threat it posed to Bald Eagles and other birds. Just like the United States would not be the same […] Read more >

Small Stream Leading to the Green River outside of Auburn, WA Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

The Nation’s Water Under Attack

12/1/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Clean water is an essential part of life. We use it for drinking, bathing, cooking and recreation. Currently our law makers are threatening our clean water by trying to reduce the impact of the Clean Water Act by taking away […] Read more >

River HW 2

Logging is Not the Only Threat to Northwest Forests

11/22/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

With Thanksgiving now merely hours away I stop to think about what I am thankful for. One of the things that I am more thankful for in the Pacific Northwest is the ability to get out and enjoy our pristine […] Read more >

The moon rising over a frozen lake in Mt Rainier National Park Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Saving Nature for Nature’s Sake

11/17/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

I lie on my back in the middle of a snow covered road staring up at the steel grey sky. The snowy silence has a tangible weight to it. The three feet of snow muffles any possible sound aside from […] Read more >

The Life and Death of a Salmon

11/10/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

This past weekend I was walking along the Green River. I was just outside of Auburn, WA (just south of Seattle) and enjoying the afternoon sun. This section of the river is wilder than its southern parts which are constricted […] Read more >

A Golden Eyed Killer

11/1/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

One of the loveliest sounds to look forward to in the spring is the sweet sound of songbirds.  There are however millions of stealthy killers stalking the streets who would have it be a Silent Spring. Who are these villainous […] Read more >

Haunted Forests

10/31/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Halloween is the time when ghosts of ages past appear! It is not only the ghosts of those people who have past though that can be seen haunting our historic places but plants as well as shown in this spooky […] Read more >