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Hurricane Florence approaching the US Coast
Hurricane Preparedness: Before, During, and After
In the days surrounding a hurricane or tropical cyclone, there are important steps that people in affected areas need to take to help protect themselves and their families—that includes before,...
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Volunteers on the beach in Puerto Rico
Beaching on NPLD
Saskia Gomez likes to spend weekends at the beach, and Saturday, September 22nd will be no different. However, instead of a swimsuit, she will be donning gloves, a hard hat and picking up trash for...
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NPS volunteers restoring trails
Volunteers Tackle Trail Maintenance on Public Lands
It was a damp and drizzly June morning at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Staff from the National Park Service (NPS), New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, Appalachian Mountain Club...
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Pet Owners, Beware of HABs
Humans aren’t the only ones impacted by health risks associated with harmful algal blooms (HABs). Animals – especially domestic dogs and cats – can experience many adverse effects from exposure to...
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Agriculture and Water Quality
In 2012, 3.2 million American farmers operated 2.1 million acres of farmland that produced food, fuel, and fiber for people in the US and around the world. Though farming tends to dominate rural...
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Dead Zone
A fishing boat sets sail on the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico under the hot midsummer sun, drawing a net through the open water to catch grouper. Reeling the net in hours later, there is no...
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Why Phosphate Free?
There has been a push in recent years for Americans to make the switch to phosphate-free detergents, soaps, and household cleaners. By 2010, 17 states banned the sale of dishwasher detergents that...
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Participants at a Toyota NPLD event in Tupelo, MS
A Little Kaizen and Yokoten Make a Successful NPLD Event
Kathryn Ragsdale, corporate communications manager for Toyota Motor North America, has been a National Public Lands Day volunteer since the Company began its partnership with NEEF in 1999. During...
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Marsh near Big Thicket
Big Thicket National Preserve Named NPLD Signature Site
The Big Thicket National Preserve in Southeast Texas has been named the Signature Site for NPLD 2018. One of 47 sites in the United States to be included on UNESCO's list of International Biosphere...
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