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Kolea Fukumitsu knows kalo. The starchy vegetable, also known as taro, is a traditional staple of Hawaiian diets, and Fukumitsu is in the ninth generation of his family who’ve cultivated it on the island of Oʻahu.

Fukumitsu grew up planting kalo at his...

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The Delaware River, the longest free-flowing waterway east of the Mississippi, meanders more than 300 miles from the Catskill Mountains in New York to Delaware Bay. Along the way, it serves as a major port, provides drinking water to 13 million people, and beckons hikers, kayakers, and birders....

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a vital gateway connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Great pride went into the construction of the iconic Art Deco bridge nearly 100 years ago. However, the bridge fundamentally changed the urban landscape of Camden. It’s span divided the City, fencing off North Camden from Downtown. During heavy rain and snow events, run-off from the bridge floods the surrounding and homes. We’re working with City and County leaders to change all of that. Once complete, vast gardens will capture bridge runoff, create a common green space below the bridge, and provide a safe multimodal trail to compliment the local Circuit Trail.

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On a recent sunny afternoon, a group of people with disabilities riding in motorized wheelchairs joined over a dozen members of the visually impaired community and their families to enjoy a nature walk and birding experience along the Chattahoochee River. Walk participants learned to identify birds by ear and stopped at sensory stations with scented leaves and textured bark as families chatted and children played against a backdrop of fall leaves framing the sights and sounds of the river...

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In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, life moves only as fast as you can paddle your boat. Across 17,000 square miles of northern Minnesota, you won’t find a store, a cell phone tower, or even a road—just a vast maze of lakes and forests, a wild wonderland that draws millions of paddlers...

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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught fire. We caught up with Shanelle Smith Whigham, our Ohio State Director, on the redemptive legacy of this infamous environmental disaster, and how we're making...

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Only a short drive down Interstate 35 from the Twin Cities, the new Sunktokeca Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers millions of Minnesotans opportunities for close-to-home recreation, including high-quality hunting for waterfowl, deer, pheasant and turkeys.

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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, their mouths turn blue. Along with slower-than-average hiking speed and a repetitive stooping motion, the tinted teeth can only mean one thing: wild...

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The Sissabagamah Creek property, located along the Mississippi River in Aitkin County, provides critical wildlife habitat, as well as much-needed close-to-home public access to hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. This 215 acre addition to the Aitkin County Forest includes approximately 1.25 miles of shoreline and the mouth of Sissabagamah Creek. This project was completed as part of the Mississippi Headwaters sub-program under the Minnesota’s Rivers program.

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Spanning the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the St. Croix River is one of the nation’s first federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers and is home to a diverse abundance of native flora and fauna, rivaling any other location within the great Upper Mississippi River Basin. While the status of the St. Croix as a Wild and Scenic River comes with federal protections, it only applies to a thin ribbon of land directly adjacent to the riverway and more than 75% of the of the watershed remains in private ownership and under threat of development, fragmentation, and conversion to agriculture is substantial.

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