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6/6/2013 // By Christopher Parker

     Dragonflies, Downy Woodpecker, swans, Garter Snake, ladybugs, Red-winged Blackbirds, beetles, ducks and a just hatched aquatic turtle who really wanted to make its first trip to the pond.  That is not typically the list of wildlife one expects to […] Read more >

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6/3/2013 // By Christopher Parker

Recently I spoke with a reporter from a major east coast newspaper about possible article topics for NWF’s work around NYC; I suggested our post Hurricane Sandy restoration projects and was told that the editor was worn out from Sandy […] Read more >

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Speak Up! BP Oil Spill Fines Must be Used to Restore the Gulf

5/31/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the region’s wildlife and wetlands are still suffering. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a draft plan […] Read more >

Anna's hummingbird in Craig's backyard, photo by Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark’s List of Backyard Wildlife

5/27/2013 // By Beth Pratt

Like many other nonprofit and social media enthusiasts, I started following Craig Newmark on Facebook for his technological genius, witty commentary and dedication to philanthropy with craigconnects and other efforts. Yet in between his eclectic posts like a link to […] Read more >

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“Bike to Work” Day and “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day Coincide!

5/17/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Today is “Bike to Work” Day and also “Wear your Life Jacket to Work” Day, and here at the Pacific Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick has a tough choice on how to get to work. Our […] Read more >

Peter Coyote's wildlife-friendly yard welcomes foxes and other animals. (Photo by Peter Coyote)

What Lives in Peter Coyote’s Backyard?

5/15/2013 // By Beth Pratt

Yes, his namesake animal does wander into Peter Coyote’s backyard, along with a diverse array of critters including skunks, gray foxes, raccoons, and birds galore. His wild menagerie (complemented with two personable cats, Jackson and Pearl) attests to his lifelong […] Read more >

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

5/10/2013 // By Miles Grant

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with the nomination of one of the people who helped pave […] Read more >

NWF volunteers spent the day planting native grasses to help rebuild dunes devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Cushman & Wakefield Help NWF Restore NYC Dunes

5/7/2013 // By Christopher Parker

Things that take years to build can be taken down overnight; such is the case with barrier sand dunes in Gateway National Recreation Area sitting between New York City and the ocean.  On October 29, 2012 Superstorm Sandy flattened miles […] Read more >

Hawaiian monk seal in its native habitat. Vanderlip.

Conservation Council for Hawai‘i Named NWF Affiliate of the Year

4/19/2013 // By Les Welsh

At its annual meeting in March, National Wildlife Federation honored Conservation Council for Hawai‘i (CCH) as its Affiliate of the Year. At the forefront of major campaigns to help recover imperiled Hawaiian plants and animals on the brink of extinction […] Read more >

One of six beavers caught in an oil spill at a Utah state park rests at a wildlife center. Photo by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.

Beavers Save Bay from Brunt of Spill – But Pay the Price

4/18/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Beavers have proved over and over again how valuable they and their impressive dams are. The wetlands created by the dams increase and support biological diversity. The dams filter silt and pollution from water. Recently in northern Utah, beaver dams […] Read more >