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Springtime Environmental Cleanup for Little Kids and their Parents

Parents are responsible for teaching their children how to be kind and thoughtful stewards of the earth. Little kids love learning new things, but it’s difficult to explain environmental issues to them; they can’t understand complex phenomena like global climate change or the impact of invasive species. Young children simply don’t have the maturity or […]

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Environmental Cleanup on Private Property: How to Identify Landowners and Get Their Permission

When activists get organized to clean up a natural area, like the biodiverse banks of a creek, everybody benefits, including the people who own the land. However, you still need to get permission from property owners before you can undertake an environmental cleanup on private land. If you’re not sure who owns the land, a […]

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Ecofriendly Spring Cleaning

Graphic by Ron Mader. Vintage spring cleaning via Nationaal Archief. The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and many of us plan to spruce up our homes for spring. That can involve using a lot of chemicals, which will contribute to air and water pollution. Luckily, there are plenty of easy green recipes […]

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Get Your Community Creek Walking

Some people look at creek walking as a fun form of exercise. Others look to a walk on the local creek as chance to meditate on nature, or maybe draw inspiration for some artistic work. Still others walk along their favorite creeks with a critical eye, watching for places where humans have scarred or polluted […]

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Creek Cleanup Safety: Protect Yourself While Protecting the Environment

Riverkeeper Sweep at Annsville Creek, via hudsonriverkeeper on Flickr. Although the dangers involved with creek cleanup are usually mild and easily avoided, crews do face some combination of physical, toxic, and natural hazards. After all, we don’t go to the effort of organizing, crowdfunding, and carrying out creek cleanups because our creeks are full of […]

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