Seattle

The Seattle team “attempting” to form a totem pole on our trip to Tillicum Village, Blake Island, WA Credit: Kaitlin Parker 2015.

My Time as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with NWF

Many recent graduates, looking for a position in order to use their newly acquired degrees, search the AmeriCorps job postings in search of a golden opportunity. I was completely unaware …

The newly registered Community Wildlife Habitat Team, NW Seattle: "Groundswell NW" led by Jan Satterthwaite. Photo by Jan Satterthwaite

New Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat

Across the nation, National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program encourages citizen leaders to take action for wildlife in their own communities. The program provides these leaders with a framework …

International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the …

National Wildlife Week: Seattle’s Villa Academy Raises a Flag for Eco-Schools

Off the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, Villa Academy is working to create a wildlife oasis at their pre K-8 Independent Catholic school.  Their 30-acre school grounds have been …

BP Refuses to Halt Production as Refinery Explodes

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

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Jump into Spring with the National Wildlife Federation and the…

Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

David Lester reports in the Yakima Herald-Republic: “In the first comprehensive study of its kind, a Portland State University study has found Mount Adams’ 12 glaciers have shrunk by nearly …

Seattle Snowmageddon, Climate Change and Wacky Weather

Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse are terms that have come to describe most extreme snow events, such as the early February storm which covered Washington, DC in 2010. The current January snow/ice …

By using reusable bags such as this one we can reduce the amount of single use plastic and paper bags. Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

The End of the Plastic Bag in Seattle

The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to implement a ban on plastic bags in the City of Seattle due to the environmental harm that plastic bags can have and …

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