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[ Energy development equals light pollution for our precious night skies ]

Though some of us grapple with a fear of the dark in our formative years, many Americans don’t truly know the meaning of the term.


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[ New proposal, the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, is a step backward for the California Desert ]


For more than a decade, Senator Dianne Feinstein has worked with California’s desert communities to develop and advance legislation, the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act (CDCRA), which would safeguard precious natural, recreational, cultural and historic resources.  B

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[ The Land and Water Conservation Fund has expired. Now what? ]

Despite months of hard work by The Wilderness Society, our members and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, the Land and Water Conservation Fund officially lapsed on Sept.


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[ Wilderness Society Commends BLM on New State Directors for Nevada, New Mexico and California ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Wilderness Society is glad to see these key positions being filled,” said Nada Culver, Director of The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center.


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[ Extreme Anti-Conservationists in Congress Sever Funding for America’s Treasured Parks ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society issued the following statement today regarding expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program that has enhanced and created parks and outdoor opportunities for more than 50 years:  


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Why do you like to shop at local farmer’s markets?

To get the freshest produce
To enjoy the festive ambience
To save energy and be more sustainable
To support local business


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The Portland Recycling Guide

Here’s our recommend resources to recycle just about everything include the kitchen sink!!

Metro – Get everything you need to know about recycling and garbage and hazardous waste disposal in the Portland metropolitan area

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Master Recycler Program – the “mother” guide to reuse, reduce, recycle at home and work