Tell Congress to Protect America’s Wildlife

Today we face a new conservation crisis as emerging diseases, invasive species, and extreme weather threaten wildlife at a scale inconceivable just a few decades ago. Thousands of species of birds, mammals, fish, frogs, turtles, butterflies, and plants are slipping through the cracks. America has a proud history of bringing wildlife back from the brink. [...]

Save the Monarch Butterfly

Eastern Monarch butterflies are beautiful creatures and important pollinators, but they are in trouble because their populations have plummeted by 90% due to the loss of habitat. If the Monarch butterfly is to be saved, we must all take action, and our mayors can lead the way! Cities, towns, and counties can help by planting [...]

WRDA we want? Healthy Rivers.

Though it receives less scrutiny than other government actions, federal water policy has immense and lasting impacts on rivers and wildlife, as well as millions of Americans. And much of that policy is dictated by one piece of legislation--the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). An update to this large and complex collection of “all-things-water” policies [...]

We have only ourselves (& the Army Corps of Engineers) to blame

by Kim Knowles Governor Bruce Rauner has declared 23 Illinois counties disaster areas due to flood damages. Widespread flooding has shut down businesses, closed roads, forced evacuations, and taken lives as intense winter precipitation caused the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers to flood towns in Missouri, Illinois, and other Mississippi River states. While winter flooding of [...]

Land and Water Conservation Fund needs our support

#SaveLWCF UPDATE 12/17/2015: We learned yesterday that the federal budget agreement will extend the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for another 3 years. Since Congress let LWCF expire in Sept., that IS good news. BUT - we're going to keep working for permanent reauthorization to this critical program. Stay tuned in the new year [...]