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Marylanders Address Climate Solutions for Wildlife and Communities

11/2/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

This month the Maryland Climate Coalition kicked-off a six-stop “Clean Energy Roadshow” highlighting how Marylanders are taking action on cleaner, more energy efficient solutions at home, in our communities, and in Annapolis. State legislators, green business, civic, faith and environmental …

Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

10/16/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware Bay Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge on an …

monarchs on goldenrod

Postcard from Cape Monarch

10/9/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Crossing the Delaware Bay on my way to New Jersey yesterday, migrating monarchs were flying past the ferry, and I was lucky enough to land at the same time as a cloud of these guys descended upon the dunes of …

A member of the Service Employees International Union speaks out for continued climate action in Baltimore.

Taking Climate Action in Maryland

7/31/2015 // By Jillian-Taylor Stokes

Maryland is famous for its wetlands, delicious seafood, and unique biodiversity, all thanks to the Chesapeake Bay. With over 3,000 miles of coastline, the Free State is the third most vulnerable to sea level rise. Highly sought bay species like …

Red wolf.  Photo by Curtis Carley, USFWS.

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

7/24/2015 // By Jen Mihills

The last fourteen remaining red wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction 35 years ago and became the ancestors of all red wolves alive today. Through careful breeding and reintroduction efforts, there are now 50-75 red wolves raising pups. …

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Healthier Waters for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

7/23/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

Good news for Chesapeake blue crab habitat! A recent court decision supports the historic plan to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay and protect wildlife. Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the historic clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay. National Wildlife …

Teaching the next generation to kayak #proveronawrong. Photo shared by David Harp

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

7/20/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime is shrinking. Most recently, my friend Rona Kobell with the …

Baltimore Oriole photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Janice Sommerville

We’ve Always Been a City for the Birds

7/15/2015 // By Kim Martinez

Baltimore.  Home of the beloved Baltimore Orioles and affectionately known by residents as Birdland.  There’s no better place for the National Wildlife Federation to launch its signature Community Wildlife Habitat program, encouraging residents to Grow Together. McElderry Park is one of …


Pennsylvania Schools: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

7/10/2015 // By Kim Martinez

Long before the US Green Ribbon Schools Award was established, there were ‘green guardians’ of schools and universities. These folks arrived to campus early, left late, and spent countless weekends and summers preparing, planting, pruning, watering, and taking action to conserve and …

Belted Kingfisher

Is That Sushi Safe, Kingfisher?

5/11/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

If you love paddling, swimming or just walking along the banks of creeks and rivers like I do, you are probably familiar with the head-turning chatter of the Belted Kingfisher as it flies upstream, making its way between streamside perches.  …