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3 Ways to Help Manatees in Florida

10/25/2012 // By Kelly Wagner

Florida manatees are graceful creatures that have fascinated people for centuries, but currently pollution and coastal development are damaging their habitat. Manatees can be found swimming in the warm waterways and coastline of Florida, eating sea grass for up to […] Read more >

Invasive Species Removal Inspires Action

11/10/2011 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon waist deep in thorn thickets sawing down growths of the invasive autumn olive shrubs. Manual labor was not in my plans when I signed up to attend a field trip for my conservation biology […] Read more >

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

8/11/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these wildlife rock stars–and yes, volunteers–got more than 180 Montclair homes (30 […] Read more >

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Spring Breakers Take On Florida Restoration Challenge! Next Stop: Louisiana. Are You In?!

4/13/2011 // By Jenna Peters

For many, the words SPRING BREAK conjure up images of beach parties, road trips, and extended sleeping hours. While warm weather and suntans were certainly part of this group’s spring break – it was definitely not your typical trip. On April […] Read more >

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Dune Restoration to Help Shorebirds and Perdido Key Beach Mouse

3/11/2011 // By Kristin Johnson

National Wildlife Federation’s Eliza Russell just emailed from Florida’s Perdido Key, where tomorrow, she and a group of volunteers will be preparing the dunes for nesting season. This event is part of our Gulf Coast volunteer restoration effort to help […] Read more >

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Springing Into Action! NWF Volunteers Take on Bald Point State Park

3/11/2011 // By Jenna Peters

A dreary forecast of 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms did not scare away National Wildlife Federation’s committed volunteers this past weekend! As the clouds rolled in Saturday morning so did 20 volunteers eager to begin planting and seeding at […] Read more >

All Hands on Deck! Calling One and All to Volunteer in the Gulf!

2/25/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Dreaming of taking your certified backyard habitat to the next level? Join me and National Wildlife Federation’s dedicated volunteer taskforce in restoring acres of critical marsh habitat in the Gulf of Mexico!  While most Americans were glued to their TV sets watching […] Read more >

NWF team in Venice, La. (May 2010)

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2010′s Gulf Oil Disaster

12/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

TIME magazine recently named the Gulf oil disaster as America’s biggest news story of 2010. While the National Wildlife Federation will continue working to focus attention on the disaster and its impacts, as 2010 draws to a close, we also wanted […] Read more >

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Volunteers Maintain Vigil Over Gulf’s Precious Places

12/7/2010 // By Jenna Peters

As the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Coast Volunteer Coordinator, I receive regular reports from our network of volunteers along the Gulf of Mexico monitoring impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Even though it’s been more than seven months since the […] Read more >

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Habitat Certification and Other Gifts for Gardeners

12/6/2010 // By Kelly Senser

Because my mom delights in welcoming birds, butterflies and other critters to her garden, I recently surprised her with a Certified Wildlife Habitat® gift certification. It required knowing how she provided wildlife with food, water, shelter and places to raise […] Read more >