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US Army Corps of Engineers: Recreation Projects
US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation – Closer Than You Think!
Many people know about the outdoor recreation opportunities offered by our nation’s wildlife refuges, national parks and forests, but most do not know that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
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A Bike Your Park Day group rode their bikes 10 miles each way to plant trees at a new state park.
Bike Your Park on National Public Lands Day
Thousands of people throughout the United States will explore parks and public lands by bicycle on the same day— Bike Your Park Day on Saturday, September 28. September 28 is also National Public...
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NEEF's Backyard Activity Guide
STEM: "Wet" Students' Appetite with Water Activities
Your students might grab a glass of water to drink, turn the tap on to brush their teeth, take a shower at night, and fill their dog’s water bowl—all without even thinking about water quality. As an...
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Testing nutrients in the soil
Ever Heard of Nutrient Pollution?
In a season when throngs of people take to rivers, lakes, and oceans for some boating, fishing, and other on-the-water fun, it makes sense to draw attention to the importance of clean water. Since...
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Older people hydrating at the park
Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat
With summer in full swing, how can you beat the heat , stay cool, and keep healthy when temperatures soar? Besides staying indoors in the air-conditioning and seeking shade when you’re outside, you...
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Toxic algae is closing beaches
Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms
This weekend, Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), including blue-green algae closed all of Mississippi’s beaches . Much of the growth of these harmful algal blooms is exacerbated by nutrient pollution, which...
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Monka Krach shows students from June Jordan High School how to use a quadrat
San Francisco Bay Students Get Hands-On Ecology Lesson at Duxbury Reef
Over the course of several days, San Francisco Bay Area high school students ditch their textbooks and head to the beach for a hands-on ecology lesson. They collect sand crabs, holding the small...
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Kids and their grandfather at a beach clean-up
Tips for Organizing a Beach Clean-Up
Headed to the beach this summer for some sun and surf? Make sure it’s a safe, healthy place to visit by spearheading a beach clean-up. In 2007, the United States Senate and House of Representatives...
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Fresh seafood
How Safe is Your Seafood?
You are what you eat—in more ways than one. Whether you love to fish or you love to eat fish, seafood plays an important role in American life. You might make your living in the fishing industry or...
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