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Featured Event

Mar
8th
12:15pm

Botanica Lunchtime Lecture

2016 Plant Preview Get a behind the scenes look at perennials, trees and shrubs that were added to the gardens in 2016 and how they did. Janet Gordon uncovers new varieties and favorites that makes the gardens beautiful.

It’s hard to grow flowering plants, like strawberries, indoors. Now there’s a machine for your counter top that makes it foolproof.

It’s not too late to plant grass seed. It’s best to plant in the fall–the break from weeds gives the seeds a chance to grow, but you can still plant now for a healthy lawn!

[1THING] Blog

[ Why rust belt states are tackling methane when Trump won’t ]

A growing number of states that supported Trump in 2016 are taking steps to rein in methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. It’s easy to see why.

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[ In another sneak attack, Senate votes to undermine Alaska refuges. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next? ]

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is America’s last big, pristine and wild place, and it is facing challenges greater than at any time in more than a decade. When the time comes to decide its future, we must be sure lawmakers don’t repeat the mistake they made this week.

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[ New report shows State of New Mexico has history of restricting public access and selling-off state trust lands ]

Jennifer Dickson

The state of New Mexico has sold 4 million acres of state trust lands to private interests and extractive industries, some of which endanger the health, environment, and economy of local communities, according to

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[ Study identifies strategies for preserving and connecting vulnerable habitat to preserve wild, connected and diverse protected lands ]

Michael Reinemer

The most recent paper, “Wild, connected, and diverse: building a more resilient system of protected areas,” will be published in Ecological Applications, a journal of the Ecologic

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[ Response to Trump Budget: Wilderness Society Decries Decline in Care for America’s Public Lands ]

Michael Reinemer

“It’s fitting for President Trump to release his budget in March, because this is simply madness,” said Cam Witten, Government Relations and Budget Specialist at The Wilderness Society.

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1Thing Quick Tip

Water bills are going up! Save a little money by doing 1Thing!

Get a rain barrel. One inch of rain on an average roof will yield over 600 gallons of water. You can use that water for your garden, lawns, house plants, ponds and birdbaths. This 1Thing can save you green!

Get other water saving tips at SaveWichitaWater.com