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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

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Spring Breakers Take On Florida Restoration Challenge! Next Stop: Louisiana. Are You In?!

4/13/2011 // By Jenna Peters

For many, the words SPRING BREAK conjure up images of beach parties, road trips, and extended sleeping hours. While warm weather and suntans were certainly part of this group’s spring break – it was definitely not your typical trip. On April […] Read more >

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Springing Into Action! NWF Volunteers Take on Bald Point State Park

3/11/2011 // By Jenna Peters

A dreary forecast of 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms did not scare away National Wildlife Federation’s committed volunteers this past weekend! As the clouds rolled in Saturday morning so did 20 volunteers eager to begin planting and seeding at […] Read more >

Looking for a Tax Rebate this Year? Find it in Corn Ethanol!

3/3/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Many members of Congress were elected in November promising to save money and cut unnecessary government spending, yet these same members continue to defend a wasteful, expensive, and environmentally damaging program.  But while Congress has been quick to vote to cut […] Read more >

All Hands on Deck! Calling One and All to Volunteer in the Gulf!

2/25/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Dreaming of taking your certified backyard habitat to the next level? Join me and National Wildlife Federation’s dedicated volunteer taskforce in restoring acres of critical marsh habitat in the Gulf of Mexico!  While most Americans were glued to their TV sets watching […] Read more >

Spring Greening: Obama Calls for Americans to “Get Outside!”

2/17/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Spring is around the corner and Americans are excited to get back outside! The Obama Administration agrees, yesterday releasing the America’s Great Outdoors report, which serves as a blueprint for how American families can reconnect to nature. The report, part of a broader […] Read more >

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Volunteers Maintain Vigil Over Gulf’s Precious Places

12/7/2010 // By Jenna Peters

As the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Coast Volunteer Coordinator, I receive regular reports from our network of volunteers along the Gulf of Mexico monitoring impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Even though it’s been more than seven months since the […] Read more >

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