Trash filled waters
Trash Free Waters on Any Timeline
Trash in our waters can cause changes to the habitats that aquatic organisms depend on for survival. Debris that accumulates in rivers, lakes or oceans can smother natural habitats, alter the amount...
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Three Cheers for Local Parks & Rec Departments This Summer!
July is National Park and Recreation Month, and as states slowly begin to reopen from months-long stay-at-home orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, now is a great time to recognize how...
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Keep Those Summer Energy Costs in Check
Did you know that 2019 was the second-warmest year on record? In fact, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 10 warmest years on record have all occurred since...
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Cover Up!
As the sun blazes this summer and you head outdoors for some fresh air, exercise, and socially distanced fun, don’t forget to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. The US Department of...
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How Household Water Usage Affects Water Quality
During this unprecedented time of social distancing, spending more time at home has likely caused your household water usage to increase, affecting both your wallet and local water quality.
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How to Support Zoos & Aquariums During Quarantine
While zoos and aquariums across the country have closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to support them. In fact, with June being National Aquarium...
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Indoor Workouts to Keep Fit While Staying at Home
Since going to the gym (or even to parks and biking trails) might still be off-limits for a while due to COVID-19-related closures, you may be wondering what you can do at home to stay in shape. Here...
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Like to Bike?
In the past few weeks, you may have noticed more cyclists than usual now that there's less vehicle traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every May, the League of American Bicyclists promotes National...
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How to Safely Spend Time Outdoors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With most of the country is still following “stay-at-home” mandates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be wondering if you and your kids can go outside to exercise or play. And even if...
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