Archive for December 2012

Federal Resources for Community Issues

Is money for a stewardship project on your Christmas list? Communities facing sustainability issues have access to a wide range of public and private funding opportunities, even if you don’t realize it. Think of a grant application like writing a letter to Santa: you should ask for what you really want!  For example, the U.S. Environmental…

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The Sanctuary Golf Club Maintains Audubon Sanctuary Certification

Always a pleasure to work with Kyle Sweet and others at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Island. The golf course abuts the renowned Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Kyle manages The Sanctuary in using practices that are very environmentally responsible. Keep up the great work, Kyle!  https://www.sanctuarygc.net/

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Uninvited Guests and Invited Problems

I was startled this evening when I opened my laptop to discover a western cedar seed bug moving feebly. In the fall, these guys come out of the woodwork, literally, at our headquarters and I failed to notice this one walking across my laptop when I shut down for the night.  It reminded me of…

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Cedar Bark Gathering – a Sustainable Practice

I was not familiar with the activity called Cedar Bark Gathering when I visited White Horse Golf Club.  Located west of Seattle on Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston, Washington, and owned by the Suquamish Indian Tribe, White Horse is surrounded by Puget Sound and Hood Canal near Olympic National Forest. My visit to this site was…

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