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Some members of Congress want to gut Grand Canyon watershed protections in favor of mining

Anti-conservation members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to open the Grand Canyon watershed to uranium mining.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Wilderness Society to hold press conference releasing new economic study

Anastasia Greene

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For release: May 22, 2018

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Senators Udall and Heinrich launch bill to protect Chaco Canyon

Michael Reinemer

The bill would protect Chaco ruins and the greater landscape surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park by preventing any future leasing or development of minerals owned by the federal government located within a protected radius around Chaco.

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This clean tech hotspot gives New York and California a run for their money

A Midwestern state is proving that clean energy investments are not just for “coastal elites.”

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The 2018 farm bill in the spotlight: Here’s what you need to know

The largest source of conservation dollars for private land owners hangs in the balance after the House failed to pass the bill.

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By using the tips below, you can make water conservation a part of your daily routine and also save water and money.

  • Lawn watering uses a lot of water. Water your lawn only when it needs it. An easy way to tell if your lawn needs water is to simply walk across the grass. If you leave footprints, your lawn may be thirsty! Generally, lawns only need an inch or so of water per week during the summer months. Water your lawn wisely by:
    • Making the most of your watering by watering in the early morning. As much as 30 percent of water can be lost to evaporation by watering during midday.
    • Planning for fewer, deep-soaking waterings to encourage deep root growth and stronger turf.
  • Set your lawn mower one notch higher to make your lawn more drought-tolerant.
  • Use drip irrigation hoses to water plants, and water in the early morning or evening.
  • Consider using porous pavement (gravel is a good example) instead of asphalt for driveways and walkways, the rain will soak into the soil instead of running off and contributing to erosion.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your sidewalk, driveway, or patio.
  • Plant appropriately for your local climate. Check with local nurseries for non-invasive, drought-tolerant plants.