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We hiked Pilot Mountain State Park the day after Thanksgiving while visiting family in North Carolina.

A Resolution Good for the Whole Family: 5 Tips for Spending More Time Outdoors

12/31/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I have to start by saying that New Year’s resolutions aren’t really my thing. All too often my resolutions hit the dust bin after the first or second week of the new year because, like all goals, they require planning …

An American Bald Eagle perched on a tree in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

12/22/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of …

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

12/13/2011 // By Kim Martinez

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement community in Baltimore, Maryland with over 2,100 residents and sits …

Buying your holiday tree from a local farm.

Buy Local and Get Your Kids Outdoors — A Christmas Tree Tale

12/9/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to enjoy family time outdoors. As a busy parent, I’m also always looking for clever ways to make our family “To Do” list fun. We’d set aside last weekend to do our holiday …

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Exploring the National Aquarium: How a 450-pound Green Sea Turtle Taught Me about the Chesapeake Bay

11/29/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of …

Annapolis Hopes to be the First of Many Around the Chesapeake Bay

11/22/2011 // By Kim Martinez

“The National Wildlife Federation is excited to support the City of Annapolis in their efforts to become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™,” said Tony Caligiuri, Regional Executive Director of NWF’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center. “By pursuing this program, the City …

Mayors John Woods of Davidson and Jeff Tarte of Cornelius accept the Community Wildlife Habitat certificates [on J. Deschaies/Treasured Events of Charlotte]

Lake Norman, NC Celebrates Certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat

11/14/2011 // By Roxanne Paul

On Saturday, October 22nd, the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, celebrated becoming the nation’s 55th Certified Community Wildlife Habitat and the third community in North Carolina to receive this honor. The Lake Norman …

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Never Too Young to Make a Difference

8/19/2011 // By Kim Martinez

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, cleaning up trash along the water trail, and placing grass …

Photo courtesy of Governor's Office

Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

6/17/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured play.  While kids are engaged in organized sports, there isn’t …

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Thousands Attend Green Schools Summit

6/9/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Thousands of Maryland students attended the “Green Schools Summit” at Sandy Point State Park on Friday. Students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day on the water as they investigated over 50 learning stations, environmental campaign workshops, and a …

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