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5 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Garden

Plastic pollution is a big deal News about its devastating effects on wildlife and the environment is everywhere and as a result, many of us are now opting for reusable …

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Creating Resilient and Equitable Cities through Vacant Lot Restoration

As we begin to feel the intensifying effects of climate change, there is an urgent need to address environmental and public health crises in frontline communities. In the Mid-Atlantic, we …

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Let’s Grow Together!

Communities all over the country are coming together to help combat climate change, address food scarcity and build stronger, safer communities through community gardens.  Cities like Tacoma, Washington are partnering …

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From Backyard Monarch Enthusiast to Citizen/Community Scientist

Misadventures with milkweed About ten years ago, a neighborhood friend of mine told me with great enthusiasm about her adventures raising monarch butterflies. I was intrigued. I followed her lead …

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Update on Mysterious Bird Deaths

This summer, sick and dying birds were documented in several states in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South. The main symptom was swollen, crusted-over eyes in fledglings of blue jays, robins, …

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Zoos and Aquariums Inspire Visitors to Create Habitats at Home

Millions of people visit zoos and aquariums each year to catch a glimpse of rare and exciting wildlife from around the globe.  Increasingly, visitors are also finding educational exhibits and …

Meet the 2021 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Signatories

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Since 2015, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program has been working actively with cities across North America to promote actions that will help reverse our current pollinator …

Building a Conservation Legacy, One Backyard at a Time

Volunteer Don Scalon may not have been born in the Pacific Northwest, but his commitment and dedication to the region’s native habitat and species is as inherent and steadfast as …

BUZZworthy: Fascinating Facts About Bees

Bees are among our most important pollinators. But how much do you really know about them? Read on for fascinating facts about these busy creatures. And then find native plants …

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Five Ways to Help Bees At Home

Bees need our help. Many North American native bee species are experiencing population declines due to pesticide poisoning, habitat loss and disease. Domesticated honey bees managed for their agricultural services are also …

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