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Cities and counties turn to forming barrels for water conservation

UTAH (ABC4) – Amid Utah’s drought conditions, Utah government leaders are taking action to conserve the water we get. A new initiative in 11 Utah municipalities is offering discounted rain barrels to residents in those areas. According to the Utah Drought Monitor, most of the state is in severe or extreme drought conditions and natural […]

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Sustainable Agriculture History Project now available as a podcast

Interviews focused on the history of sustainable agriculture have been turned into a limited series of podcasts, “Sustainable Agriculture Policy with Ron Kroese”. The interviews are part of an oral history archive documenting the development and evolution of public policy to advance sustainable and organic agriculture since the 1970s. Over 40 women and men featured […]

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Cash for Grass: Colorado Bill would pay to give up lawns | Colorado News

By CONRAD SWANSON, The Denver Post DENVER (AP) — Faced with a historic mega-drought across the American West with no end in sight, Colorado lawmakers, looking for simple and effective ways to conserve water, have set their sights on Kentucky Blue Grass. . Not just Kentucky Blue Grass, but all kinds of non-native grasses planted […]

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Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Plans Groundwater Awareness Events

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12, to increase awareness and protection of this vital resource on which 98% of residents of Geauga County count. National Groundwater Awareness Week serves as a helpful annual reminder to maintain wells and test and protect water and […]

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Delegation announces over $39 million USDA investment in watersheds and water supply

03.04.22 Funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act US Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all of R-Alaska, welcomed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $39 million in Alaska infrastructure. This funding goes through the implementation of the? Infrastructure […]

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Local News: PlyWood Trail back before council (3/4/22)

LE MARS — The Town of Le Mars will apply for land and water conservation funds to help fund Phase 1b of the PlyWood Trail. The PlyWood Trail Foundation proposed to the City of Mars to seek funding. As the contracting authority for the construction of Phase 1, the City of Mars must be the […]

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Lyon Co. Offers Support for Cottonwood Lake Cleanup Efforts | News, Sports, Jobs

MARSHALL – Water quality has become a big green issue for Cottonwood Lake, City of Cottonwood staff said. Algal blooms have affected recreation on the lake and closed the town beach in recent years. Community members want to clean up the lake, but they will need funding to help investigate possible solutions. On […]

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What La Niña means for California’s drought – The Milken Roar

As December drew to a close, rain swept across California, leaving behind a renewed vigor embraced by new growth of once gray green cover, dead hills and snow now hiding dark mountain peaks. Along with the cool feeling in the air was an almost ineffable sense of hope that California’s perpetual drought would be erased. […]

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Local people hold the key to protecting Southeast Asia’s forests

“To engage communities in nature conservation, there are two options needed: increased awareness and enforcement of regulations, or community agreement on nature stewardship. Village resource management agreements are an appropriate tool to ensure their participation,” says Bone Haryanto, chairman of the Mbeliling community forum. The effects of these agreements are already being felt. On the […]

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Benefits of cover crops extend to dry areas

Comparison of grazed and ungrazed portions of a cover crop field in Alexander, KS. This study focused on semi-arid environments like the Great Plains in the United States. Credit: Augustine Obour Cover crops do more than just cover soil. They offer a range of benefits, such as the ability to reduce soil erosion and improve […]

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As visitation increases, park officials seek to protect resources | State and region

As visitation increases on the heels of the relatively recent creation of the newest national park in the United States, National Park Service employees and the general public at large are aware of the need for expansion or updating. infrastructure in the future. Eve West, chief of interpretation, visitor services and cultural resources for New […]

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Tucson’s wild sway in water use – a red flag or a blip? | Subscriber

In calendar year 2020, total water consumption increased by approximately 6% to 98,279 acre-feet compared to calendar year 2019. This was the highest total annual demand. highest in Tucson Water since the early 1990s. Water consumption per person also increased in 2020, by 6 gallons, to 82 gallons per person, from 76 in 2019. But […]

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Water Company clarifies | Block Island Time

For the editor, The article, “Block Island Water Company considers conservation measures” (February 4), stated in its first paragraph: “Block Island Water and Sewer Commissions have approved a new water allocation for Salt Pond Settlement despite the refusal of at least three requests for allowance. commercial water users last month. This gives the false impression […]

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H2Ohio Producers Eligible for Next Phase of Program Incentives – Ohio Ag Net

Growers in the 10-county expansion area of ​​Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative are eligible to apply for the next phase of the program, which expands the conservation practices available.Producers were first able to enroll in three Best Management Practices (BMPs) – Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan (VMP), overwintering cover crops, and conservation crop rotation for small […]

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The public is invited to a recreation planning meeting on March 5 at Little Otter Creek Reservoir

Visitors can provide feedback on what outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreation planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . The event will include exhibits, exhibits and interactive games, models and activities. […]

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Conservation Tillage Conference Focuses on Soil Health, Water Quality and Other Agricultural Issues – Ohio Ag Net

Wondering how climate change can impact agriculture, food quality and public health? Want to know how subsurface drainage affects river shine? Or how about what type of insects are beneficial for sustainable agriculture? The answers to these questions and more will be discussed at the annual Tillage and Technology (CTC) conference, taking place March 8-9 […]

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Focus on the rejuvenation of water bodies: KTR to managers

Posted: Updated – 9:55 PM, Sat – Feb 19, 22 Hyderabad: Reiterating that the protection and conservation of water bodies was a top priority for the state government and that all necessary measures would be taken to that effect, Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, KT Rama Rao , told officials on Saturday to […]

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Our Owasco: Local Soil Health Workshops Build Resilience | Lifestyles

Our special Owasco for the citizen Last year, farmers experienced one of the wettest fall seasons on record in the region. “The rain is falling harder, faster and all at once,” said Sam Rose, a cattle rancher in Groton. With increasingly unpredictable and intense weather events, it is more important than ever to build the […]

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Durability is good business

Sponsored by: Many people focus on the attributes that define sustainability: mitigating climate change, reducing pollution, conserving natural resources and the health of the planet. While these are all strong enough reasons to make sustainability a top priority for everyone everywhere, there are more to consider. Research has shown that customers care about social and […]

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The differentiation of water use by plants explains the great diversity of Chinese subtropical forests

A mountain humid evergreen broadleaf forest in southwestern Yunnan. Credit: Song Liang As a subtype of subtropical broadleaf forests, montane moist evergreen broadleaf forest (MMEBF), also known as montane cloud forest, is widely located in the mountainous regions of southwestern China. Water is a key factor in the formation and maintenance of the Chinese MMEBF. […]

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Apply Now For Funds Under Hunter Waters Love Water Grant Program 2022 | Port Stephens Examiner

Port Stephens groups with an ongoing water project are encouraged to apply for funding through the Hunter Water Grants Program. A one-time grant of up to $10,000 is available to community groups, small businesses and organizations in Lower Hunter, including those in Port Stephens, through the Love Water Grants program to support initiatives that promote […]

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Odisha uses LiDAR technology for water and soil conservation works in forests – The New Indian Express

Express press service BHUBANESWAR: The state government, for the first time, is using 3D scanning technology – light detection and ranging (LiDAR) – to implement soil and water conservation projects in forest areas . The initiative aims to improve forage and water in forests, thereby reducing human-animal conflict and increasing groundwater recharge. Laser scanning technology […]

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Aloe Vera of America Receives Two Awards for Environmental Health Efforts | national news

For the seventh year, the manufacturer and distributor of aloe vera products has received the Blue Thumb Award and the Pollution Prevention Award DALLAS, February 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aloe Vera of America, Inc. on dallasmanufacturer and distributor of Forever Living’s aloe vera products in over 160 countries, recently received two awards, the Blue Thumb […]

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How California Can Conserve Water and Generate Clean Energy

A surefire formula for producing clean energy is lots of sun and less hay. Or less tomatoes and – God forbid – a reduction in almonds. Plow some cropland in the San Joaquin Valley and install solar panels. Turn alfalfa fields and walnut orchards into solar farms. This would have a double advantage. In addition […]

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3,500 trees donated to county residents

By DUNCAN DENT A local organization distributed about 3,500 trees in Madison County last week to promote conservation efforts across the county. Celia Miller, district administrator for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, said they had no problem disposing of the approximately 3,500 saplings they ordered for the event. . “Yeah, we donated […]

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The departmental commission approves the 2022 budget

Nodaway County Commissioners approved projected revenues and expenses for 2022 during their budget hearing on Jan. 27. The past two years have brought millions into county coffers with federal funds from the CARES Act, $2.59 million, and more recently, from the US Bailout Act, $4.290 million, which are also a basic transfer to other entities […]

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Authorities are pushing to add Lake Owasco to the state’s list of impaired water bodies | Local News | Auburn, NY | Auburnpub.com

Cayuga County elected officials and water quality advocates are calling on New York State to add Lake Owasco to an official list of degraded water bodies, a step that would require the state to develop a detailed clean-up plan. The State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comment until Friday, Feb. 11 for its […]

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Upcoming February agendas from the City of Williamsburg

(WY Daily/Ben Mackin) WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg welcomes six meetings to Stryker Center this week. Below is City council working session The first meeting is a City Council business session to be held Monday, February 7, 2022 at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. Four presentations are on […]

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We need better water management – Journal

PAKISTAN is struggling to achieve many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water security. While many countries have turned to precision farming and other modern techniques to meet their needs, policymakers in Pakistan seem intent on continuing with outdated methods. Outdated techniques used for irrigation and water conservation not only waste precious water resources but […]

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River District addresses controversial water speculation bill

An organization that works to keep water on the West Slope is trying to rewrite an unpopular bill aimed at preventing speculators from profiting from the water. The Colorado River Water Conservation District Board of Trustees voted at its January quarterly meeting to present lawmakers with an amendment to Senate Bill 29, which deals with […]

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Help ‘natural climate solutions’ with higher USDA stewardship spending, report says

Congress should dramatically increase — up to doubling — funding for USDA stewardship programs that encourage climate change mitigation and help farmers make money through climate-smart practices, a Washington think tank said Wednesday. At the same time, the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee warned against commandeering USDA soil and water conservation programs to […]

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Agricultural producers are the key to climate resilience

Minnesota’s climate is already changing, and we’re starting to see first-hand evidence of it. Increasingly heavy rains are hitting private properties and agricultural infrastructure. Recent drought conditions have damaged crops and burned residential lawns for all to see. Hazy skies with smoke from wildfires in Canada and the western United States lowered air quality across […]

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Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors | News, Sports, Jobs

HANCOCK – The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) is seeking candidates to run for its board of directors. On Saturday morning, the board met for a special meeting following the resignation of former member Lydia Lytle. Lytle, who served on the board for nearly two years, submitted a letter of resignation last week. […]

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Wasa will add a fine to bills to stop wasting water

LAHORE: To prevent consumers from wasting groundwater, the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) has decided to include fines in the monthly water bills of citizens who waste water. The decision was taken by the Agency’s DMD Ghafran Ahmed. The decision will help the agency conserve groundwater in addition to helping educate users about saving water. […]

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Memoirs of February 1, 2022 | Local announcements

We want to hear from you. To submit information for inclusion in Briefs, email [email protected]; or by mail to Register-Star, Attention: Briefs, 364 Warren St., Unit 1, Hudson, NY 12534. For more information, call 315-661-2490. HUDSON – The annual Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District Tree Sale has begun. This sale offers bare root […]

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Clean Water Budget – – The Adirondack Almanac

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Clean water balance Governor Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal unveiled last week included major investments in clean water and an outline of how she envisioned the state spending a $4 billion environmental bond bill that will will be submitted for voter approval in November. The proposal included $500 million for drinking water […]

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Our view: December storms didn’t wash away the drought | Opinion

Heat from a wind-driven wildfire last weekend along the California coast between Monterey and Big Sur has dashed dreams that the state’s lingering drought has come to an end. Threatening 200 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 500 residents, the unusual winter forest fire is expected to serve as a wake-up call that […]

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Join the PCSWCD for a snowshoe event at the Law Farm

Contributed • January 27, 2022 DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to kick off its fifth annual Families Outdoor Series with Snowshoeing Adventure at Law Farm. The goal of the Families Outdoors Series is to provide families with fun, active and engaging opportunities to enjoy the outdoors together. DOVER-FOXCROFT […]

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New State Water Body Addresses Conservation | News

The newest Texas 2022 water management plan is the first of its kind to have a chapter dedicated to water conservation, according to an article by the Texas Water Newsroom. On July 7, 2021, the Texas Water Development Board, or TWDB, adopted the state’s 2022 water management plan, which is estimated to cost $80 billion […]

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From One Gardener to Another: Current Trend – Beautiful Plants | Opinion

The secret is revealed! Gardeners and their plants are the new trendsetters! I was flipping through a home and garden magazine recently and came across a name I recognized – Carl Linnaeus. A Swedish botanist, zoologist, and physician, Linnaeus is credited with developing the two-name, or “binomial,” system used in the classification of organisms. For […]

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Farm, Garden and Outdoor Calendar Released January 22, 2022 – West Central Tribune

Get ready for lambing and farrowing season: January 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., online; Kyle Rozeboom, an instructor with the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota, will provide guidance on lambing and kidding of small ruminants, early rations, and overall lamb and kid health. Extension educator Emma Severns will present a […]

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Utica Shale Drilling Benefits Ohio | News, Sports, Jobs

Editor, News-Register: Austin Lakes RV Park and Cabins is nestled on 1,300 acres in Jefferson County, where we provide space for guests from everywhere to come and enjoy what nature has to offer. Over the years we have leased our land to various companies to enable natural gas and oil development while using the revenue […]

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Virtual rally to save GSL held just before 2022 legislative session

January 20, 2022 at 5:27 p.m. Mmore than 400 people joined a virtual rally on Saturday afternoon to talk about the shrinking Great Salt Lake just before the 2022 legislative session. The event was originally scheduled to take place in person at the Utah State Capitol but, due to the growing number of coronavirus cases, […]

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Turning cover crops into a family business

On their farm in Miami County, Indiana, soil health and conservation are top priorities for Jon Reese and his daughter, Sarah Hanes. Reese started using cover crops almost 25 years ago. This passion has led to more than just using cover crops on their own farm. The father-daughter team continued to learn more about them. […]

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Lawmakers should focus on the environment, education and taxes and leave aside divisive culture war issues.

Lawmakers should focus on our environment, education and taxes and leave aside divisive culture war issues. (Rick Bowmer | AP Photo) The Utah State Capitol is shown during the virtual special session of the Utah Legislature Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Salt Lake City. By the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune | January […]

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HeleWai Eco Tours Explore Maui’s Peaceful Untouched Pu’u Kukui Preserve

MAUI, Hawaii (KGO) — A one-of-a-kind journey awaits to explore a side of Hawaii that many don’t see. HeleWai Eco Tours are an unforgettable way to experience the ecosystem and watershed of a peaceful and truly untouched Hawaiian rainforest. “Hawaiian culture is very polite,” said HeleWai Eco Tours cultural advisor Kainoa Horcajo. “When we enter […]

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Sups nominate Jeffrey G. Reeves to fill Robinson seat – Reuters

By PATRICK FORD [email protected] The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors appointed Jeffrey G. Reeves to complete the remainder of Charles Bopp’s term after his retirement. Reeves will serve as the Robinson District Supervisor until a special election is held on November 8, 2022. The move came after the January 4 organizational meeting continued on January […]

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The proposed plan would stabilize the shores of Saginaw Park, link hiking trails

SAGINAW, MI – Executives at Saginaw later this month may approve a five-year strategic plan document for its city park system. A draft of 287 pages outlines priorities which include stabilizing and repairing riverbanks bordering city-managed parks as well as connecting existing hiking trails throughout the region. The city council will vote on whether to […]

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Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District seeks Christmas trees to reuse as wildlife habitat | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo provided – This is the drop-off point behind the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District, where the organization is accepting real Christmas trees until January 21. The Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District strives to reuse residents’ real Christmas trees. Residents who are unsure of what to do with their Christmas tree now that […]

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California offers $ 6.1 billion for electric vehicle initiatives

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California state budget after he officially signed it at a rally in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Hans Gutknecht | MediaNews Group | Getty Images California Governor Gavin Newsom presented a $ 286.4 billion budget proposal, dubbed the “Californian plan,for the state on Monday. […]

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NRD reflects on 50 years | Farm and ranch

In 1969, the 80th unicameral created the Natural Resource Districts with the passage of Bill 1357. Left to right: Chester Ellis, president of the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Districts Association; Senator Maurice Kremer, Chairman of the Agriculture and Recreation Committee of the Nebraska Legislature; Governor Norbert Tiemann; Warren Patefield, past president of the Nebraska […]

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Hubbard County accepts 2 land donations

County land commissioner Mark “Chip” Lohmeier informed the board of directors of two possible acquisitions at their meeting on Tuesday (January 4th). County commissioners reluctantly approved the two, acknowledging that they have no control over who individuals sell their property to. First, Lohmeier explained that the Trust For Public Lands (TPL) had funding from the […]

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The AI ​​Forecaster: Machine learning tackles weather forecasts

Source: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) According to a 2009 study, American adults consult the weather forecast almost 300 billion times a year. Reliable forecasts can predict dangerous weather conditions, such as blizzards, hurricanes and flash floods, as early as 9-10 days before the event. Estimates put these forecasts at $ 31.5 […]

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Ruud named Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Legislator of the Year

For her efforts to support soil and water conservation districts in the Legislature, the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Minnesota recognized State Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, as 2021 MASWCD Lawmaker of the Year. Ruud received the award at the 85th MASWCD Annual Meeting in Bloomington. MASWCD annually honors a legislator who […]

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Extension workers hosting the Earth-Kind education program | News

The Earth-Kind Environmental Stewardship educational program will take place on Monday January 24 at the Palestine First Baptist Church, 5700 N. Loop 256. The program will take place in the large meeting room upstairs. Registration will start at 5:45 p.m., the program will start quickly at 6 p.m. and should end around 7:30 p.m. to […]

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Wilbur E. Pflum | Obituary

TUSCOLA – Wilbur Eugene Pflum, 90, a longtime Tuscola resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Tuscola Health Care Center. Visitations will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. A Christian burial mass will follow […]

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Zimbabwe: Pfumvudza’s success strengthens grain market

The success of the previous crop year has been laid bare as evidenced by the saturation of key food grains, which are usually out of stock at this time of year. President Mnangagwa’s administration introduced transformative measures in the agricultural sector anchored in achieving food security in the country and a return to self-sufficiency. They […]

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Column: 2021 Highlights from Your Water and Sewer District | South Lake Tahoe

By John Thiel, Managing Director of STPUD SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif .– Not being outdone by 2020, 2021 fires delivered,evacuations, no more COVIDs, big winter storms and power outages. And once again our tough little mountain town came together to overcome and keep going. The South Tahoe Public Utility District was proud to play an […]

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State Completes Purchase of Popular Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has finalized the purchase of 772 acres of unspoiled forest land along the Flathead River near Columbia Falls, which the state will now manage as critical habitat for fish and wildlife , protecting a range of species and preventing development along the scenic river corridor while allowing public access. […]

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The timing aligns perfectly with the proposed retention obligation | Editorials

Sometimes the timing is right. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, candidate for re-election next year, is looking for an iconic achievement to polish her campaign resume. Meanwhile, conservation, environment and preservation groups have searched for years for a way to pay for a variety of programs and projects that have languished with little to no funding […]

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Minnesota’s cleaned lakes and rivers show a way forward

LeMay Lake was doomed. Harmful levels of nutrients have leaked into the small, shallow lake for decades, swept away by stormwater draining from highways, homes, and sidewalks built over the past century. In 2014, to everyone’s surprise, nutrient pollution forced the state to add LeMay in the town of Eagan to its dastardly list of […]

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Marin IJ Readers Forum for December 26, 2021 – Marin Independent Journal

With Mother Nature, we must take human nature into account Reading the headline for the December 19 edition of Marin IJ, “Above Average Tanks,” I looked further and saw that water officials were considering removing the restrictions. It reminded me of a study I conducted in 1978 for the National Science Foundation to find out […]

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Sacramento, Calif. Receives $ 81 million WIFIA loan

Yesterday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an $ 81 million loan under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to the Sacramento County Water Agency in northern California. The funded project will modernize water infrastructure to support a more reliable and climate-resilient water supply. “The Sacramento County Water Agency project is […]

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New limits on the grass, the coolers of the swamps: “We live in a desert. We should act like this’

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Changes are planned for the future of water use in the Las Vegas Valley. The board of directors of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) today passed two resolutions aimed at reducing water use. First, a limitation on turf, and second, restrictions on the installation of evaporative cooling systems – also […]

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National City Postpones Groundbreaking for Paradise Creek Expansion Project

National City has postponed the grand opening of the long-awaited Paradise Creek Park extension project for at least a month due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Tuesday. A ceremony was slated for Sept. 17, but could take place in early November, chief executive Brad Raulston said. The expansion project includes the transformation […]

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Historic Travis Building Gets Sustainable $ 5 Million Upgrade

Downtown San Antonio is about to become a little more sustainable. The Travis Building, a historic former office space on St. Mary’s Street, is slated for $ 5 million in sustainability renovations funded by the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy program. The statewide funding program, called TX-PACE for short, will help convert the 10-story mixed-use […]

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Natural Resources Conservation Service invests more money in its WaterSMART initiative to build resilience to drought

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) WaterSMART Initiative has partnered with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) WaterSMART Initiative for about 10 years to help farmers and herders conserve water and build resilience to drought. The NRCS recently invested $ 21 million in the partnership to increase the effectiveness of the program in Wyoming. “Through the […]

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Legal threat hangs over ECan’s Hidden River report

Environment A regional council will be warned if it does not respect a water conservation order to which it could be forced. David Williams reports. An environmental organization is set to threaten legal action over a leaked report suggesting the Canterbury Regional Council is not monitoring or properly enforcing legal rules on the Rakaia River. […]

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Summer renovations upgrade Ella White Elementary School | News, Sports, Jobs

News photo by Barbara Woodham Principal Thomas Berriman and students playing a play for the council. ALPENA – After a busy summer of renovations, the Alpena Public Schools School Board held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to celebrate upgrades at Ella White Elementary School. APS Superintendent Dave Rabbideau delivered a speech in the new […]

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Federal Money to Help Repair Texas’ Aging Water Infrastructure, Secure Healthy Watersheds |

AUSTIN – President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law has the potential to advance Texas watershed projects that had previously been postponed, state water officials have said. Biden enacted the more than $ 1,000 billion spending plan on November 15. In it, $ 4.5 billion is earmarked for the restoration of watersheds nationwide, including $ 2.4 […]

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Paducah School Board Approves $ 10.6 Million Energy Saving Project | News

The Paducah Independent School District Board has approved an energy conservation project proposal from Ascendant Facility Partners, a company that provides full-service energy and infrastructure solutions and is based in Paducah. This action took place Thursday during a special meeting at the Paducah Innovation Hub. The project will involve several schools in the city and […]

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How much more waste do we produce at this time of year?

MUST SEE: Gigantic Christmas light display takes shape in Pittsville MUST SEE: Gigantic Christmas light display takes shape in Pittsville Salisbury Daily With the holidays quickly approaching, donation season can turn into garbage season with the amount of garbage produced this time of year. Jennifer Albero, Wicomico County Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator, knows full well […]

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HOME: Wintering to save water | Immovable

Santa Fe’s irrigation season officially ended in November. Even though the gardening months are behind us, water conservation needs to be a year-round endeavor for residents and businesses. There are a lot of things we can do to help save water and energy during the winter, and it all starts with preparing our homes and […]

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Community Supported Agriculture at Good Rain Farm in Gresham

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Getting fresh food near your home is more popular these days thanks to a subscription program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). A local farmer who participates in the CSA program, Michelle Week of Good Rain Farm in Gresham, showed KOIN 6 News how CSAs are also connecting more people to neighboring […]

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Nominations begin Monday for the 2022 elections; See which races will be on your ballot

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Candidates who want to run for most local, state, federal or judicial office in 2022 can file for office from Monday December 6 to Friday December 17 at noon. At the county level, races that include the county commissioner, school board, sheriff and court clerk will be on the ballots in […]

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Terrawatch: What the world can learn from the sinking of the Chinese city | Science

Fproblems and sinkholes are the norm in China’s Shanxi Province. Intensive agriculture combined with heavy charcoal production put enormous pressure on water resources and dried up the land, leaving Taiyuan City, with a population of 5 million, and its surroundings suffering from high rates of highest sag in the world. Pipelines, roads, bridges and railroads […]

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Tower Grove, forest parks to get basketball courts

By 2023, the two largest parks in St. Louis are expected to have basketball courts. A $ 250,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund will help fund court restoration at Tower Grove Park, located in south-central St. Louis. The park used to have basketball courts, but they were removed in the late 1990s […]

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Field to Fork Binadu hunt winners rewarded | Guam News

The winners of the “Field to Fork – Binadu” hunt were named at an award ceremony held at the Mangilao Community Center on Saturday. “This is one of the many projects that your Ministry of Agriculture will propose to improve the food security of our island. With the tremendous support our Governor and Lieutenant Governor […]

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Mozingo Creek Watershed Landowners Attend Soil Conservation Meeting

At a meeting on November 16, about half of the landowners who own land within the 8,000-acre Mozingo Creek watershed heard about the cost-sharing programs available for the development of conservation practices on the lawn. from the Mozingo Lake Conference Center. The information meeting was planned by the Nodaway County Soil and Water Conservation District, […]

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Ross Swain and the Ellis Pond Sidekicks defend their beloved Silver Lake

Members of the Ellis Pond Sidekicks and the Lake Stewards of Maine pose at Roxbury Pond last summer during a vegetable paddle sponsored by Lake Stewards of Maine. The group discovered native and invasive aquatic plants in Maine. The event was chaired by Invasive Species Program Director Roberta Hill and Education and Outreach Coordinator Drew […]

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Obituary by Carl Bouchard (1941 – 2021) – Milford, DE

Carl Edward Bouchard joined the angels on Wednesday November 17th. Born March 19, 1941 in Fort Kent, Maine, only son of Gilman Leonide Bouchard and Elizabeth (Isabel) Caron.He was educated at Fort Kent Schools and graduated from Fort Kent High School in 1957, then University of Maine at Orono with a BS in Agricultural Engineering. […]

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Chloride Pollution Top Concern for Minnesota’s Degraded Water | Wild news

It is proposed that over 70 water bodies in Scott and Carver counties be placed on Minnesota’s latest degraded water list. It is proposed to add Bevens Creek in Carver County, which empties into the Minnesota River, next year due to the presence of chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide. The creek, proposed to become Carver County’s […]

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Valley Water rebates save water and money – Morgan Hill Times

Homeowners and business owners who want to reduce their outdoor water use and landscaping maintenance should consider starting now or in the spring if they want to install drought-tolerant lawns, conservation experts say. No matter what time of year one is able to complete such a project, interested homeowners can get discounts from Valley Water, […]

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2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Amendment Approved

Live shores are accepted as a natural alternative to prevent erosion along the shores of estuaries. Photo: UNC The 2021 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan amendment has been approved and new official state recommendations to improve water quality and habitat can now be implemented. In unanimous decisions, the Coastal Resources Commission voted on November 10, the […]

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Kootenai Conservation Agreement protects 27,000 acres of Stimson Timberland

A conservation easement was finalized Thursday on more than 27,000 acres of woodland owned by Stimson Lumber Company near Libby, providing permanent protections over key wildlife habitats while securing access to recreation and keeping a forest active. . The property is owned by the Stimson Lumber Company, which is one of the oldest integrated wood […]

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California drought: Water conservation will be mandatory in several South Bay cities after state approves new restrictions

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) – Despite recent rains, California is still in the throes of a drought. Conditions have improved, but hardly. Most of the state is still in a period of exceptional or extreme drought. RELATED: All California Counties Now Under Declaration of Drought Emergency In the South Bay, one million people will soon […]

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$ 2 million boost to CDA Lake

The Coeur d’Alene basin could see 11 nutrient reduction measures materialize in 2022 after state approval on Friday. Members of the Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Board ended their three-month assignment on Wednesday afternoon to recommend a package of projects aimed at improving the health of the lakeside city’s beloved body of water. A subset of […]

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Blackburn: State Will Eventually Lead Water Conservation Efforts | Region

BELTON – Bell County Judge David Blackburn has said he believes water conservation efforts in Texas will ultimately be state-driven. “The state has largely left water conservation in general to the local level,” he said. “Representatives of local communities, cities and river basin districts (…) come together to work out a plan which is adopted […]

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A new prairie skinning tool for farmers – Austin Daily Herald

Mower SWCD and USDA-NRCS Seek Partners to Enlist Cropland Parts After a heavy rain, Wayne DeWall would see the soil of his cultivated land in Mower County blow away into the springs of the South Branch of the Root River. In recent years, however, that has changed where DeWall has established sections of native vegetation […]

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$ 500,000 grant program will boost production of blueberry wine and other inventive uses of Maine’s special crops

Maine’s agricultural scene now has the money to become much more resilient. On Monday, the Mills Administration allocated a total of $ 492,039 to seven organizations in Maine to invest in innovative technologies and develop new markets for specialty crops in Maine, such as wild blueberries and potatoes. These grants were awarded under the U.S. […]

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16 sites where camps will be banned | Do you know your watering days? | Daily Digest evening edition

Welcome to the Daily Digest, which features the latest content from TheEastsiderLA.com. A big greeting to our veterans today! Hope you had a good vacation. Now read on for the last one. Jesús Sanchez, editor • Do you have a story idea or a photo to share? Submit it here • News from the support […]

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Conservation Ethics Help Monterey Bay Farmers Thrive During Drought – Silicon Valley

Even as desperately needed rains continue to flood California, farmers in the Central Valley are still in shock to see their water supplies drastically reduced when the drought intensified last spring. Many farmers have been forced to pull up crops that can no longer be irrigated. Some have doubled or tripled their groundwater pumping as […]

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National Water Policy and Action Plan for India 2020 – Part 1

Water is the very basis of life and the foundation of human survival and development. The sustainable and equitable use of water over the millennia has been ensured through cultural adaptation to water availability, through water conservation technologies, agricultural systems and adapted cultivation patterns to different climatic zones and lifestyles based on conservation. However, in […]

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Public agenda for November 3 | New

Public agenda Editor’s Note: The public agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for government and non-government agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email ([email protected]). Wednesday November 3 Monmouth Historical Commission – 6:00 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 Warren St. […]

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Mayor, stadium, school board: what are the stakes on election day

Local elections will be held Tuesday in communities across the state, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Glenda Dickey and Joe Sabo with the Santa Fe Absentee Ballot Board are shown Monday counting the Absentee, Federal ballots and foreigners at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. (Eddie Moore / Journal) It’s time to decide who will […]

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Insulating Concrete Forms Have Many Functions | Local columns

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity is asking its volunteers to do something different this week and invites the public to come watch. Instead of hammering the wood with hammers and nails, the organization will stack hollow blocks of concrete insulating forms. When lumber prices soared earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity International was approached by […]

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Background gardens increase regional bird diversity • Earth.com

Bird populations are declining across the United States as their preferred habitats are replaced. This is especially true in urban areas where impermeable surfaces and man-made structures predominate. However, a recent study of bird diversity in six U.S. cities found that the way people manage and design their own backyards has the potential to increase […]

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Disaggregation resets expectations when energy efficiency is insufficient

The following is an article written by William Hughes, a senior research analyst who leads Guidehouse Insights’ building automation and control solution. It seems obvious that when an owner replaces an old device or light fixture with a more efficient one, it is always a good thing. Surprisingly, it is not that clear. A number […]

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Ygrene expands its management team with a new legal advisor

PETALUMA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Ygrene, a leading provider of property improvement finance in the country, today announced the appointment of John Apostle as General Counsel. In this role, the apostle will oversee all legal and compliance matters, providing strategic advice to the management team and the board of directors. Apostle joins Ygrene after […]

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HPWD: Well Condition Reports Due 60 Days After Drilling | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo provided by High Plains Groundwater Conservation District # 1.) LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the HPWD: Water well license applicants are reminded to provide a completed State of Texas Well Report to the High Plains Groundwater Conservation District (HPWD) no later than 60 days after drilling. of […]

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PWD, students praise water conservation | New

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Water District invited students at Golden Poppy Elementary School to “Imagine a Day Without Water” by distributing reusable stainless steel water bottles to students, along with water-related stickers for students. decorate. The bottles were distributed to students in teacher Janet Morris’ fifth grade class as part of the district’s annual campaign […]

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Water conservation encouraged by Sarasota County utilities

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – As Florida enters its dry season, the Sarasota County Utilities Department is encouraging the community to conserve water. While there is an adequate water supply for customers in unincorporated areas of the county, Utilities Director Mike Mylett said conserving water would help mitigate potential impacts to the system during this dry […]

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Sweetwater Lake to become our newest Colorado State Park

This Sara Wilson story appeared on Colorado Newsline October 20, 2021. Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced on Wednesday that the land surrounding Sweetwater Lake will become the newest state park thanks to a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the US Forest Service. “Sweetwater Lake is simply beautiful and has great potential for even […]

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Bumper crop of illegal pots in Oregon pushes call to send National Guard

SALEM, Oregon >> On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a surge in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that contained approximately 2 tonnes of processed marijuana and 17,500 potted plants. The raid illustrates that the proliferation of industrial-scale marijuana farms has become so […]

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The Nature Conservancy: TNC and partners conserve Ravensworth Farms

October 19, 2021 The conservation easement on Ravensworth Farms prohibits development and maintains critical habitat and natural systems in the Arbuckle Creek watershed E-mail:[email protected] TNC and partners completed protection of the vital and diverse landscape of Ravensworth Farms, a 1,069-acre working cattle ranch located along the eastern edge of the Lake Wales Ridge in Highlands […]

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2021 Elections: Abbott-Kenan vs. Dwire in Onondaga County Legislature Race

Syracuse, NY – Former television reporter Julie Abbott-Kenan of Skaneateles is seeking a new term in the Onondaga County Legislature against retired nurse Diane Dwire of Camillus. Abbott-Kenan was appointed to the seat of the 6th District of the Legislative Assembly in 2018 and successfully ran for the position in 2019. The district includes the […]

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Apache Corporation Donates Over 55,000 Trees to 66 Nonprofit Organizations | Your money

HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Apache Corporation, a subsidiary of APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA), today announced the donation of more than 55,000 trees to 66 nonprofit partner organizations in the as part of the annual Apache Corporation Tree Grant program. Since 2005, approximately 4.8 million trees have been awarded to more than 900 […]

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Water conservation slows rate of decline of South Bay’s groundwater

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – Since the Santa Clara County Water District declared a water shortage emergency in June, water use has continued to decline, slowing the rate decrease in groundwater. At the Santa Clara Valley Water District board meeting on Tuesday, staff said almost all of their […]

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How to overcome drought? Inland Empire water agency wants to make it rain – press enterprise

The drought control manual programs practiced by the Southern California water agencies include recycling water, building stormwater catchment ponds, and offering replacement cash rebates. thirsty lawns by xeriscape landscaping. In the grip of a second year of drought, an Inland Empire regional water planning agency is moving forward for the first time in its history […]

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Soil health and nutrient management can lead to higher crop yields

The ongoing turmoil by farmers as well as the planned stubble burning, both point to a vitally important problem ~ soil health and nutrient management ~ which is an often overlooked area that requires urgent corrective action, said specialists in agriculture and soil. As restless farmers demand the revocation of recently enacted farm laws, the […]

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The waterscape of Lodges on Vashon is an essential and respectful element of an island getaway

THE LODGES ON VASHON is a hospitable gathering place on an island that is close but somehow feels far away. According to Jena Thornton – who, along with her husband, Scott Shapiro, owns the Stylish Getaway – comfort, durability, and guests’ connection with the local community were the guiding principles when it came to developing […]