Patrick Fitzgerald’s Archive

Monarchs Over Chesterfield

This morning we took a tour of the NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Chesterfield, MO – just outside of St. Louis.  The city has been certified for 10 years …

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located in Broward County and is smack dab …

South Woodlawn Becomes First NWF Community Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a mounting reputation for being a top destination for outdoor recreation. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians Mountains, it’s just about 45 minutes …

President’s Budget Eliminates Environmental Education. Again.

In President Obama’s Inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he outlined the need for the United States to lead the world in both the transition to a clean energy …

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

It’s an election year, and you know what that means: Republican and Democrats have a hard time agreeing on much of anything. Thankfully, enjoying the Great Outdoors is an exception …

Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And …

Secretaries Duncan and Salazar Team Up for Outdoor STEM Education on Public Lands

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the White House Conference on Conservation, where leaders from all 50 states convened for an update on and discussion about the …

NWF’s Own Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Appointed to “21CSC” Federal Advisory Committee to Get Youth Outdoors

Recently Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Advisory Committee.  The 21CSC is an entity called for in President Obama’s …

Smokey Bear Lives On, But Budget Cuts in Congress Loom Large

Great news for Smokey Bear! An American icon has been spared from the axe (for now). Thanks are due to wildlife advocates nationwide, who spoke out in the past week via …

Youth Led Movement for the Outdoors Plans Nationwide Agenda

The National Wildlife Federation is a proud partner of Outdoor Nation , a youth-led movement of young “Outsiders” excited about getting outdoors!  This summer, Outdoor Nation hosted five amazing regional …

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