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2020 DoD Legacy Park Rx Day Award Recipients
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with funding support from the Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program, has awarded six military installations to...
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What You Should Know About Microfiber Pollution
Scientists estimate that over 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year. One major source of plastic pollution is our clothes. The majority of clothing on the planet is made from plastic-...
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Where Does Your Water Come From—And How Can You Keep It Clean?
If asked where your drinking water comes from, could you answer? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Since August is National Water Quality Month, we’re taking a quick dive into...
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Squeeze in a Safe Summer Getaway Before School Starts
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into many summer plans. However, you can still take in nearby nature as well as visit some spectacular places online. Here are a few suggestions on finding your best...
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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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