Tag: recreation

Government Shutdown: Can Nature Be a Part of the Solution?

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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The federal government shutdown has closed the 400-plus national parks. Has it taken a shutdown to show just how much Americans value the nation’s lands and waters?

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

Brothers Find Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Blisters, bears, rattlesnakes and rain didn’t stop this duo from hiking the famous Appalachian Trail in just 99 days. Learn how these brothers rediscovered themselves on the A.T.

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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This Independence Day, our guest blogger reflects on how fortunate we are that so much of America has been preserved for our enjoyment and enlightenment.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Nature’s Playground: Thinking Outside the Gym

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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Did you know that running and biking outdoors burns more calories than the indoor gym equivalent? Actor Kyle Howard shares how he escapes the stress of Hollywood by incorporating nature into his workout routine.

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Can both sides of the aisle come together to recognize the importance of investing in our lands and waters for people and wildlife?

Open Thread: Will You Celebrate Nature this Leap Day?

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Every four years, Leap Day — February 29 — shows up on our calendars, generously giving us an extra 24 hours to use in our busy lives. What will YOU do for nature with that extra day?

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

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