Parks are doing what they can to keep the nation’s natural treasures safe for future generations — and out of your car's trunk. Erin Carson, CNET Updated 10:54 am PDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Inserting a microchip into a saguaro cactus. Parks are doing what they can to keep the nation’s natural treasures safe for future generations — and out of your car's trunk. Inserting a microchip into a saguaro cactus. Parks are doing what they can to keep the nation’s natural treasures safe for future generations — and out of your car's trunk. Photo: Erin Carson/CNET FILE-- Parks are doing what they can to keep the nation’s natural treasures safe for future generations — and out of your car's trunk. FILE-- Parks are doing what they can to keep the nation’s natural treasures safe for future generations — and out of your car's trunk. … [Read more...] about National parks want you to stop picking them clean
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When the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association announced that Sarah Alexander would be its new executive director, we wanted to know more. Who was this highly qualified (relative) newcomer to Maine, how did she get here and what are her plans for MOFGA? START DATE: Alexander starts at MOFGA on Aug. 13. Until then, the Portland resident is working at the small office she’s been renting at the State Theater. The gig she’ll be leaving? She’s a consultant with M+R, a national public relations and communications firm that works with nonprofits on policy and advocacy issues (“one of the best firms in the do-gooder business,” according to M+R’s website). “I’m the only staff person here. They have offices in D.C., Oakland, Boston, New York, Los Angeles.” Since late 2016, she has been traveling the country, primarily working on health care, “advocating primarily to keep the Affordable Health Care Act in place. And getting … [Read more...] about Meet the new head of MOFGA
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Voyageurs National Park: 10 tips for your visit Leave your car behind, and explore Voyageurs National Park's 500-plus islands via boat, the only way to reach them. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Susan B. Barnes, Special to USA TODAY Published 10:00 a.m. CT May 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Voyageurs National Park Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Experience Voyageurs National Park the only way you really can - by boat.Bordering Canada in Northern … [Read more...] about Voyageurs National Park: 10 tips for your visit
FIRST PERSON -- “What Mass Murderers Are Really Thinking,” by Gina Tron (a freelance writer living in Denver … first novel will be out in October … @_ginatron), for Politico Magazine: “Though it’s been a while … since the last mass shooting in America, the threat never quite goes away. … I might be able to give some insight into what these young would-be mass murderers want. Because I used to want the same thing. Like them, I was once addicted to infamy. Back when I was a teen, I was accused of wanting to shoot up my high school. It was all a terrible misunderstanding based on my frustrations over being an outcast, which I’d vented by writing a short story in which I fantasized about killing some of my classmates at a school dance. “When I compounded my reputation as a dangerous psychopath by scaring a girl who’d been mean to me with a nasty note that invoked the Columbine killings, … the news was on the … [Read more...] about 76 days to midterms – CALMER NIGHT AS HOLDER HEADS TO SHOW-ME STATE: Feds mull broader civil-rights probe – PLOUFFE to drive Uber strategy – INDICTMENT INCREASES PERRY APPEAL in N.H.
•The Spay Neuter Network has teamed with PetSmart Charities for the Happy Neuter Year campaign, which is offering $20 neutering surgeries for male dogs less than 40 pounds and male cats during the month of January. A free rabies vaccination will also be administered. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 972-472-3500 (mention the campaign when you do). spayneuternet.org. •Coming up: Helping Hands 4 Happy Paws at the Shacks at Austin Ranch in The Colony, Dallas County Pawpalooza at White Rock Lake Dog Park, a Puppy Love party at Mutts, a Valentine Social at Bark Out Loud in Mansfield and Dash for the Beads in the Bishop Arts District on Feb. 10; McKinney's Krewe of Barkus parade, the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade and Puppies and Prosecco at White Rock Lake Dog Park on Feb. 11; Yap-entine's Day in Allen's Bethany Lakes Park on Feb. 14; Chinese New Year Festival 2018 at Klyde Warren Park, Chinese New Year Pawty at the Stoneleigh P and Run for Rover in … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Heading out for a beer or a book and more things to do