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The Public Has Spoken: Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Is National Economic Restoration

July 8th marked the end of a public comment period for the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council’s Draft Plan. National Wildlife Federation and Environmental Defense Fund’s members submitted an astounding 37, …

This Year’s Outlook for Water Levels and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

We’ve been getting A LOT of rain in the Great Lakes region this year. Some of it falling like a missle from severe storms. See, for example, a tree through …

sand hill crane in st johns wetlands

Supreme Court to Water Resource Managers: Just Say No to Filling Wetlands and Floodplains?

With last week’s 5-4 ruling in Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District, the Supreme Court has made it harder for state and local water resource managers to protect …

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Don’t Leave Florida’s Springs Out to Dry

Once upon a time, in a swampy, far away land, there were crystal clear natural springs that mesmerized visitors traveling to Florida from miles and miles away. Before the wonderful …

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Wildlife Friendly Solutions to Flooding and Other Water Challenges

Imagine your house regularly floods when the local river leaves its banks after a heavy rain.  Now imagine that your Congressman announces a plan to build a levee along the …

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Are Your Taxpayer Dollars Helping to Destroy Wetlands?

The Senate passed a 2013 Farm Bill that would stop this unbridled wetland drainage, but the House just refused to follow suit. Call your representatives and insist on wetland conservation …

Hilary growing up in Baltimore city

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in …

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. …

Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Honoring the River: How Hardrock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities …

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened …

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