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[ In memory of Alice Zahniser, widow of Wilderness Act author ]

The youngest of nine children, Zahniser was witness to the act that would set our nation’s highest standard for public lands protection. She typed the first handwritten draft of the Wilderness Act in early 1956.

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[ Finally, closure: delivering the Green Mountain Lookout bill to Darrington ]

On Sunday, July 20, I had the pleasure of taking part in a small community gathering in Darrington, Washington, celebrating closure on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many: the protection of the historic Green Mountain Lookout.

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[ As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains ]

The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.

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[ Bill to protect Browns Canyon gets its day in Congress ]

Browns Canyon is an outdoor recreation mecca, and one of Colorado’s most treasured landscapes. It is enjoyed by whitewater boaters, hikers and anglers fishing for trout in of the the state’s largest stretch of gold metal waters.

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[ National park visitors added $26.5 billion to economy in 2013 ]

In a study released July 18, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that its network of parks and other public lands

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The Green Poll

Do you think groups that "adopt" a road to clean it actually works?

Yes, they do a great job
No, half the groups don't actually clean the roads
I haven't noticed

Green News

You can help support the Shriners Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, by bringing your drink can tabs to the East Stone Avenue Recycling Center. The City of Greenville will deliver the tabs to the organization so they can recycle them and use the funds to support their non-profit programs. If you would like a tab collection canister for your business, please contact recycling coordinator Brittany Keller at 864-467-8300.