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Fox Creek Restoration

February 10th, 2017

For the past few months you might have noticed a lot of activity going on down on Fox Creek. Small streams and creeks like Fox Creek are the lifeblood of our water courses, those often unimpressive little backwaters are the vital capillaries that feed our mighty rivers and provide many different habitats that increase biodiversity. […]

The Gift of Nature is The Gift of a Lifetime

October 25th, 2016

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson   Research confirms what many of us know intuitively: that children who spend time in nature early on in life are much more motivated to get outside when they are older — […]

#ThanksNature

October 20th, 2016

With the arrival of November, the holiday season is quickly approaching. The merriment and obligations of this time of year often seem to speed up our already hectic lives. It is hard to slow down and appreciate the blessings in our every day and the beauty of our surroundings. Many families approach this dilemma by […]

A New Look for Fall Leaves

October 15th, 2016

Fall is fabulous! After a sizzling summer, the crisper and cooler fall days gently coax us outside. Here is a creative way to use those stunning fall leaves that cover the ground. Take a hike and collect some fallen leaves that look especially interesting—get many different colors and shapes and sizes. Larger leaves and darker […]

I Dream of a Vegetable Garden

October 9th, 2016

  “All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.” – Helen Hayes Although winter is near and the summer’s harvest largely gathered, it’s never too early to begin dreaming […]


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