Tag Archive: urban

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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Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area are Next to Receive $1 million in Additional Funding for Urban Wildlife Conservation Program

This afternoon at the Intertwine Alliance Spring Summit, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced that the National Wildlife Refuges of the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area will receive an additional $1 million in annual funding to reach new …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2015/04/portland-vancouver-metropolitan-area-are-next-to-receive-1-million-in-additional-funding-for-urban-wildlife-conservation-program/

Two Ponds Refuge – An Small Escape From City Life

Standing at just 72 acres, only 15 miles west of downtown Denver, Colorado Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge is more than just a small pocket of land nestled among office buildings, housing developments, and busy intersections. Two Ponds National Wildlife …

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Wildlife Refuges Reaching the People

Support for wildlife conservation is how our protected lands stay protected. It is more important now than it ever has been to build a strong constituency for the National Wildlife Refuge System as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

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50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Statutes

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the passing of two landmark conservation statutes: the Wilderness Act and the law establishing the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge have hosted …

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