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Apr 03

Best Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking

Posted to Conservation Corner by Allan Warren

HikingMore than 35 million Americans go for at least one day hike each year. Hiking is great exercise and it’s also a great way to relax. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety. There are thousands of miles of trails for hiking throughout the country. But in order to make sure that those trails stay in good shape all hikers should make sure that they

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Mar 05

Envirothon Competition Draws Near

Posted to Environmental Education by Allan Warren

PCD is helping coordinate the regionalSAMi State Envirothon
Envirothon competition this spring at
the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National
Wildlife Refuge. The competition is for
high schoolers, grades 9-12 throughout
North America. Students form teams of
5 and put their wits to the test on topics
such as forestry, aquatic ecology, soil
and land use, wildlife, and agriculture.
The winning teams from regional

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Mar 15

Thanks for a Wonderful Annual Native Plant Sale!

Posted to Habitat Improvement by Allan Warren

Helpful VolunteersThe plant sale was another great success due to wonderful community support. We couldn’t handle the volume of customers and plants without the help of all our dedicated volunteers. We missed our long-time super volunteer Keith Chadd this year, seen here at the 2017 plant sale, but other folks stepped up and we managed one of our biggest sales to date.

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