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The State of Play- 2018 Elections and the 116th Congress

As of Wednesday morning, November 7, with many races still undecided, the leadership of the House will flip to the Democrats in the 116th Congress beginning January 3, 2019, but the Senate will remain controlled by the GOP. While the election shows how divided the country still is, the House will now have subpoena power over the Trump Administration and will be able to stop almost any proposed legislation from the President. In a word, near complete gridlock and two years of intense oversight of administrative actions.

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Red Tide, Algae Blooms and Impacts to our National Wildlife Refuges

Over the summer, the nation has seen devastating impacts to wildlife and people from algae blooms including red tide, with the most widely reported on occurring along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Photos of dead sea turtles, dolphins, sea birds and fish, and even a 26 foot long whale shark have been circulating on the news and on social media. The red tide in southwest Florida over the last is one of the worst on record, killing hundreds of thousands of animals, causing severe respiratory problems in humans, and impacting tourism.

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14 Refuges: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

“The refuge gets a lot of visitors for a few reasons. For one, they are located between two major cities and at the southern end of the Puget Sound. That’s a lot of traffic. And the people of the Pacific Northwest love to be outdoors,” says Visitor Services Manager Jennifer Cutillo.

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14 Refuges: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Amidst the hustle and bustle of cities in the Northeast regional corridor like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and DC, there are many hidden gems where people and wildlife come together. Learn about the wonders of exploring local urban refuges, all within two …

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14 Refuges: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

The early spring sun rises across the vast wetlands and lights up the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. The James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center opens at 8 a.m., but the birds have been up for hours already, their wings …

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14 Refuges: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex still considers itself a work in progress and promises to be a premier urban national wildlife refuge in the Denver Metro Area. The Complex includes the Arsenal, Rocky Flats, and Two Ponds National …

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NFWF Friends Grants Program 2018

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces 2018 Friends Grants Program Friends organizations must submit their proposals before midnight on September 27 for grants that provide funding for organizational capacity building; projects initiated and managed by Friends organizations; and peer-to-peer coaching. This year, for …

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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Who knew that you could travel just 30 minutes outside of the heart of Washington D.C. and be in the middle of such a beautiful refuge among diverse wildlife? Named after the Dogue people’s word for “at the end of the water,” the Occoquan Bay Refuge is a beautiful piece of land at where the Occoquan River and Potomac River meet. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands that bring you back into nature. Stepping into the bottomland forest will give you instant relief from the typical hot summer day as the cool, shaded air encapsulates you. Starting off your morning in the grasslands of the refuge will give you the perfect opportunity to catch a beautiful sunrise like the one below. This refuge has many different trails that can give you many different experiences.

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How to Become Relevant in 2018 – Practical Advice for Small Non-Profits

Guest Blog – by Sean Carnell @seancarnell28                      Reading Time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds   Before I provide you with particular advice, I think it’s important to mention the following: The outdoor …

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Inexpensive Marketing Tools to Grow Your Friends Group

Operating a small non-profit like a Friends Group takes a lot of work. When you’re coordinating volunteers, raising money, organizing events, or advocating for the National Wildlife Refuge System, your marketing and communication efforts can fall by the wayside if you don’t have enough resources.

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