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Backpacking in the Cascades – Spider Meadows

10/7/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

I love mountains and here in Seattle our backyard is abounding with peaks waiting to be explored. Backpacking is one of the best ways to escape into the mountains for a few nights and be reminded of all of the […] Read more >

Jamica Bay with the backdrop of NYC. Nature is not far away.

September 11th: Finding Solace in Nature

9/9/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I am thinking a lot about 9/11 lately. The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time for all of us, across the world, to think about the loss of innocent life, the bravery of so many, and the impact of […] Read more >

Alaska’s Small Bears Are Still Glorious

8/26/2011 // By Jim Adams

A friend told me a story last night about the Klondike, a great overnight relay running race from Skagway, Alaska to White Horse, Canada.  A runner from an opposing team was chugging along around six in the morning when a […] Read more >

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Never Too Young to Make a Difference

8/19/2011 // By Kim Martinez

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, cleaning up trash along the water trail, and placing grass […] Read more >

Let Nature Calm Your Economic Fears

8/7/2011 // By Anne Senft

Five tips for destressing through nature during unsettling economic times. Read more >

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A Pika Running Over my Foot, Misguided Frog Mating, and Other Lurid Tales from a Hike in Yosemite

7/23/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“Bully!” as Teddy Roosevelt would have exclaimed, seems the most appropriate way to describe my perfect day hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. I wandered for an afternoon in the Gaylor Lakes basin (Tioga Country is my favorite place […] Read more >

Great American Backyard Campout

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

6/30/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout. This event is the […] Read more >

Sue Brown hiking Hanging Lake Trail

Colorado’s Hanging Lake Named a National Natural Landmark

6/20/2011 // By Sue Brown

Sue Brown takes a break from her work overseeing NWF’s Action Team to hike one of the nation’s most scenic trails. Read more >

Photo courtesy of Governor's Office

Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

6/17/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured play.  While kids are engaged in organized sports, there isn’t […] Read more >

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The Secret Garden, Now with Dinosaurs! Two Views of One Trail

5/4/2011 // By Miles Grant

How many other activities could lead two very different children to two completely different places of happiness and contentment? Read more >