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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Please visit the DU official site at Ducks.org to read more and help support DU's work with a full text of the letter reproduced below.
Take Action for the Prairies Today!
Today, many families are losing touch with America's great outdoors. Fields, forests and streams are becoming fragmented by lack of support for conserving these crucial areas. As Ducks Unlimited members, we understand the importance of habitat conservation and have led this charge for decades—and we will continue to do so.
Recognizing the influence the outdoors has on our youth and the need for conserving America's natural landscapes, the president and his administration have proposed the America's Great Outdoors Initiative (AGOI). This initiative is designed to promote the outdoors to youth, advance private-land conservation strategies, and use science-based management practices to restore and protect our lands.
I am asking that you take a moment to e-mail the Department of the Interior, which is currently accepting ideas from the public on how and where the AGOI can provide the greatest benefits for Americans and the natural landscapes that support their outdoor lifestyles and livelihoods. Through sound scientific research, DU knows that the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting depend on more aggressive conservation of the Prairie Pothole Region, also known as the "Duck Factory." Encouraging the AGOI to designate the Prairie Pothole Region as a "Treasured Landscape" will help secure the future of waterfowl populations throughout North America.
In the box below is a letter explaining the benefits of making the Prairie Pothole Region a "Treasured Landscape." Please copy this text and e-mail it to the DOI (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express your concern for the future of North America's waterfowl populations and to help ensure that young outdoorsmen and women can enjoy wild places and migrating waterfowl for years to come.
Sincerely, Dale Hall CEO, Ducks Unlimited
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Please double-click on the image to ENLARGE and widen view of swallowtail on World Peace Wetland Prairie in the Town Branch neighborhood on August 25, 2010, or scroll down to read about Fayetteville's Council of Neighborhoods and Thursday night's meeting of that group in city hall. Please see agenda for the meeting at the bottom of the post.
AGENDA FOR A MEETING OF THE
FAYETTEVILLE COUNCIL OF NEIGHBORHOODS
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Room 326, City Hall
Call to Order
1. Introduction of neighborhood representatives
2. No minutes from July meeting to approve.
3. Eco-Logical Communities - Michele Halsell
4. Certified Community Habitat
5. Chairman’s report
6. Treasurer’s report
7. Neighborhood Updates & Announcements
8. September 30, 2010 Meeting - Candidate Forum
Julie McQuadeCommunity Outreach Coordinator
City of Fayetteville
City of Fayetteville
113 West Mountain, Suite 320
Fayetteville, AR 72701
TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) 479-521-1316
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Please click on image to ENLARGE and widen view of Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) and Verbena hastata (swamp vervain) growing together on south Fayetteville wetland.