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Featured Event

Sep
10th
7:00am

Farmers Market - Sedgwick County Extension Education Center

Produce, meats, jam/Jelly, eggs, honey, baked goods and other Kansas specialty items. Every Saturday through October.

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.

[1THING] Blog

[ Playing the “long game” means protecting the Arctic Ocean from oil spills, reducing climate change ]

Tim Woody

Gov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack met this week with senior members of the Obama administration, urging them to keep the Arctic Ocean in the upcoming final version of the 2017-2022 federal offshore leasing program.

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[ Legal arguments for state takeover of public lands are losers in the courts, says report from Western Attorneys General ]

Michael Reinemer

As reported in an AP story today, a report recently adopted by the Public Lands Subcommittee of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) shows there is little legal b

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[ Westerners overwhelmingly support commonsense coal reform ]

Caroline Mosley

Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that they had received hundreds of thousands of public comments from Westerners in support of federal coal leasing reform.

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[ 7 Tips to Fight Plastic Pollution ]

7 Tips to Fight Plastic Pollution

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Enormous gyres made up of plastic “soup” have been found in all our oceans. The infamous North Pacific Gyre, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, covers an area twice the size of Texas! Meanwhile, plastic chemicals like BPA are endocrine disruptors and, when ingested over time, can cause cancer, birth defects, and behavior problems.

All this plastic is wreaking havoc on our health and environment. Here are some tips from EarthShare members on fighting back against plastic pollution:

Support Bag Fees and Bans.

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[ BLM chooses smart planning in Tres Rios ]

Anastasia Greene

On Monday, September 26, the Colorado Bureau of Land Management state office announced that it will be pursuing a master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado.

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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