wetlands

Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and …

Running A-Fowl of Conservation: 2012 Duck Stamp Highlights Need to Protect Wetlands

Every duck hunter and bird watcher in America will be able to spot more waterfowl in their local post offices and sporting goods stores. The upcoming 2012 Duck Stamp will …

White River

Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

One of our nation’s bedrock environmental safeguards, the Clean Water Act, is 39 years old. This historic legislation was born in 1972 through strong bi-partisan support in Congress, and helped …

Farmers Work with Wetlands to Reap Benefits

Ecosystems work in much the same way as bustling cities do. Amidst a constant frenzy of activity, each member plays an important and specific role within a self-contained world. Some …

Waterfowl Finding New Homes in Thriving Mississippi River Wetlands Restoration Project

By Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation Coastal Louisiana Senior Outreach Coordinator Our boat left the canal, rounded a small spit of land, and emerged into the outfall area of the …

Grand Isle Volunteers: Restoring Some Hope at A Gulf Oil Disaster’s “Ground Zero”

On Saturday, June 25th, hope itself visited Grand Isle, Louisiana in the form of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Their job: to take on the seemingly impossible task of restoring some …

Good things are happening in the Great Lakes

With invasive species, outdated sewers and toxic algae blooms creating problems in parts of the Great Lakes, it’s easy to get depressed about the future of these incomparable bodies of …

Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: June is Great Outdoors Month! June 3, …

An Endangered Ecosystem

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, …

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

Movie is a wake-up call to stopping water projects harming wildlife habitat and public safety Actor/Director Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice behind several Simpsons characters like Ned …

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