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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

8/18/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

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 of AmeriCorps and the amazing work that they do, but …

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

New Seattle Community Wildlife Habitat

8/10/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

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 and resources to restore wildlife habitat and educate and engage community …

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

3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber

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 trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

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

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

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 enhanced by removing invasive species, planting natives, and restoring important …

BP Refuses to Halt Production as Refinery Explodes

2/18/2012 // By Nic Callero

BP again puts workers at risk as fire explodes at     Washington’s largest oil refinery. As we near the two year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the worst environmental disaster in our nation’s history, one has to wonder if BP …

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

2/14/2012 // By Nic Callero

Here is a tough question: How do you get a sportsman, a mans man to write a valentines day themed blog post? How do you motivate someone who is much more interested in talking about fishing for Pink Salmon than …


Jump into Spring with the National Wildlife Federation and the NW Flower and Garden Show!

2/3/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Spring is just around the bend, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8-12th at the Convention Center in Seattle. The title of this year’s show is “A Floral Symphony,” and it …

Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

1/20/2012 // By Steve Malloch

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 half since 1904 and are receding faster than those of …

Seattle Snowmageddon, Climate Change and Wacky Weather

1/20/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

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 storm in Seattle no exception to the naming rule. The …

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

1/5/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

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 their negative impact on wildlife. Aquatic animals such as fish, …

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