September, 2019

To Recover Chinook, Protect Their Prey

The nature of nature itself is that things are connected. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world,” John …

The Clean Water Act Under Siege

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. The average loss of wetlands in the United States was nearly half a million acres annually. Lake Erie was …

Arkansas Wildlife Federation and National Wildlife Federation Host Steel Shot Trap Station for Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference

“Pull!” The orange disc arcs outward, the barrel swings, and the clay breaks. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosted the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) at the Dr. …

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

This year, the Mississippi River flooded for more than 6 months, unprecedented in both length of time and volume of water. Researchers recently announced that this year the excess fertilizer …

Native Plant Challenge: Calling All Cities to Plant Native

When cities and communities consider what trees, shrubs and flowers to plant in parks, streetscapes and city landscapes, they primarily think about: Budget Beauty Low-Maintenance Fast Growth Today, however, more …

The Worldwide Web of EcoCareers: A resource for job seekers

If you’re anything like me, you’ve scoured the internet hundreds ー if not thousands ー of times looking for green jobs in your field. You’ve bookmarked a few specialty job …

Cultivating Conservation Leaders in Detroit

The distance from urban communities to the lands of traditional conservation activity seems vast. By their nature, cities often have less natural space, where wildlife tends to thrive. The National …

3 Ways the Eco-Schools USA Program Creates Student Leaders

Ten years and over 3 million students! Those are the latest impact numbers from Eco-Schools USA, a global program hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. The program has provided place-based learning …

Earth Tomorrow: Participants Keep Coming Back!

It says a lot about the value of a program when – even after graduating – alumni keep coming back every year. For eighteen years, the National Wildlife Federation’s Earth …

Eco-Schools USA September Newsletter

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin According to the National Center for Education Statistics, this school year 50.8 …

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