Category Archive: Urban Program

National Public Lands Day is a “fee-free” day!

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30, 2017 is a “fee-free” day! Many of NWRA’s partners, supporters and Friends are preparing to celebrate National Public Lands Day this weekend with a day of volunteerism and/or enjoyment of “fee-free” events and …

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Visiting the Patuxent Research Refuge

As the Conservation Policy Stanback Intern for the Refuge Association, I’ve had the opportunity to advocate for our America’s treasured refuges on social media, our website, and Capitol Hill. However, I wanted to experience one first-hand to fully appreciate our …

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge – Ground Zero for Border Wall Expansion

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Rio Grande River on the U.S. border with Mexico in south Texas, is one of the most ecologically important areas in the nation and unfortunately is at the forefront of the Trump …

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The Refuge Association’s Urban and Conservation Programs welcomes SRI’s LEAD Youth Leaders to the Florida Everglades!

Chad Brown, board member of the Refuge Association and founder of Soul River Inc (SRI), is currently leading a week-long expedition through the Florida everglades with future conservation leaders from Portland, Oregon. SRI Youth LEADers arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, FL …

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Starting a New Life: Immigrant Children Connect with Nature in Their New Home

  By Lisa Cox January 12, 2017 EL CAJON, Calif. – Dirt flies as students dig in a garden, the sound of laughter bouncing across the schoolyard. “There’s sand in my shoes, but that’s not stopping me!” exclaims Maryna, a …

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Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret!

Fun Fact: Do you know who first said “Holy Cow” during a baseball broadcast? If you answered Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal, you either know your commentators or you’re familiar with the state of Minnesota. The Bald eagles that soar …

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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – A South Florida Jewel

Nestled snugly between South Florida’s sugarcane fields to the west and Palm Beach’s polo grounds to the east is a natural oasis of wet prairies, sloughs, saw grass, and tree islands. An aerial view of South Florida will reveal an …

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One of Many Iconic Gems

If you read my “An Expression of Feelings” blog post I hope you continue to follow me because the next few months will be devoted to learning, exploring, and sharing my thoughts about the wonders and benefits of urban/metropolitan area …

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An Expression of Feelings

A few weeks have passed and our nation is still hurting and our hearts are heavy! How do you make sense of everything? The confusion and unsettled nature of what’s happening in our communities of color is frightening! The unspeakable …

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