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[ DC Coal Session press statement_7 29 2015 FINAL ]

Jul 29, 2015

  

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[ 3 Reasons Your Farmers Market Rocks ]

3 Reasons Your Farmers Market Rocks

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Photo: Erica Flock

 

Guest post by Robert Connelly, Manager of Membership & Special Gifts at American Farmland Trust

I haven’t always been a farmers marketeer.

Growing up in North Carolina my family never really went to the farmers market.

In fact, I remember as a kid thinking it was kind of odd that our neighbors, The Andersons, went every Saturday morning.

Looking back, I realize that the Anderson family was on to something amazing.

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[ Fate of Boulder-White Clouds Rests with U.S. Senate ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society released the following statement regarding passage of Rep. Mike Simpson’s bill to protect the Boulder-White Cloud mountains out of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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[ Five New American Rail-Trails ]

Five New American Rail-Trails

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Courtesy City of Pickens

 

Guest post by Amy Kapp, Editor-in-Chief, Rails to Trails magazineEarthShare member Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors. 

 

When the rail-trail movement was in its infancy in the mid-1980s, there were approximately 250 miles of open rail-trails. Today, there are more than 22,000 miles, and more than 8,000 miles of projects are waiting to be built.

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[ Boulder-White Clouds bill passes House; permanent protection near? ]

The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), would designate more than 275,000 acres of snowy peaks and gorgeous lake-filled terrain as wilderness in the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, one of the largest intact roadless areas in the country that lacks permanent protection.

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