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Rafting the Colorado river, hiking through Yosemite Valley, and camping under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sound fun? We thought so. Celebrate the Wild Days of Summer with The Wilderness Society

 

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!

This week is going to be a wet one! Your garden might be a little too muddy to dig in right now, but if you’ve been planting already enjoy a week off from watering! If you haven’t been planting, once the rain stops, we will see some nice soft earth for tilling and digging.

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[ Wilderness Week success: House passes Nevada lands bill ]

This is encouraging news, especially given that the bill, the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205), advanced in the midst of Wilderness Week, a national event sponsored by The Wilderness Society and partner groups to bring Americans to D.C.

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[ New Standard Aims to Certify “Responsible” Oil Sites ]

In the Orinoquia region of Colombia, two oil fields run by Toronto-based Pacific Rubiales Energy last week became the first to be certified as “socially and environmentally responsible,” according to a new standard. The two sites produce approximately 250,000 barrels per day, or 25 percent of Colombia’s total output.

That oil is being produced amid a complex web of natural resources, ecosystems, and indigenous communities in this region of the Amazon. That’s why the company Equitable Origin set out to create a standard that would define and reward best practices in oil and gas production, much in the way that the LEED standard has pushed efficiency and conservation measures in public buildings.…

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[ Wilderness Week brings opportunity to salute 50th, lobby Congress to uphold conservation legacy ]

Wilderness Week serves as an opportunity to salute the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in the most appropriate way: by asking Congress to w

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[ Outdoors Alliance for Kids to Congress: help get kids outdoors! ]

While spending time outdoors is important to the health of both adults and children, technology is leading us to spend more time indoors.

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[ Photos: happy 50th to gorgeous Canyonlands National Park ]

President Lyndon B.

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5. Save Money on Gas 4. Smaller Carbon Footprint 3. Save Time on Short Distances 2. Save Money on Maintenance 1. YOUR HEALTH!