Nutrient pollution, also known as nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, is one of the most pervasive and elusive forms of water degradation in the United States. Within our borders, there are approximately 101,000 miles of nutrient-impaired rivers and streams – a distance great enough to encircle the globe… four times over! These rivers and streams represent only a fraction of the more than 15,000 water bodies across the U.S.
Looking for a new project? Fall is a great time to join a citizen science program, where you can share your own observations about nature with scientists. Citizen science volunteers can collect far more data than science researchers can alone, playing an important role in scientific discovery! Volunteers are needed to monitor weather. Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) volunteers learn how to measure precipitation using a rain gauge and hail pad, record their data and report their measurements online.
Electronic waste, or e-waste, is generally considered anything that plugs into a wall or accepts batteries. E-waste has surfaced as an important issue, because it can be dangerous if disposed of improperly.
Help Pick the 7 Endangered Wonders of the World! Make your voice heard in a fun way and take part in a new initiative designed to bring increased attention – and ultimately protection – to some of the world’s most endangered animals. The Alliance for Zero Extinction’s (AZE) new7 Wonders campaign asks conservation-minded people like you to help select seven sites from around the globe to highlight the plight of species on the brink.
We all know cleaning is a chore that just has to get done but why does picking a safer cleaning product also have to be a burden? The scary fact is, ingredient labels aren't mandatory for cleaning products. Some companies don't list anything, while others list just one or two ingredients or use vague terms.
The public is invited to an all day, free benefit concert dedicated to the preservation of Southwest Ohio's healthy trees. TreeAid will include 8 hours of continuous music, food vendors, green industry professionals, educational booths and demonstrations. Sunday, September 16th Noon - 8:00 pm at Bethel's Burke Park
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service asks the public to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)! Since the spread of ALB to Stonelick Township from the Bethel area, citizens are encouraged to become familiar with the signs ALB could be present in trees on their property. Adult beetles are most active during the summer and early fall, making September one of the peak times for emergence of this invasive pest. They can be seen on trees, branches, walls, outdoor furniture, cars, sidewalks, or even caught in pool filters.
There are 25 million reasons why it's important to reduce school bus idling and the key to reducing idling is us! Clean School Bus's National Idle Reduction Campaign helps communities take action toward a cleaner, healthier environment. It recognizes the important role of the school bus driver as a professional who is responsible for the safety and security of kids.
Sample the wonders of nature at the 9th Annual Great Outdoor Weekend scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd. Enjoy over 120 outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs at over 50 locations in 8 counties in Greater Cincinnati. Take a kayak lesson. Hike a new trail. Learn how to cook while backpacking. Explore the tree canopy 60 feet in the air. Tag a Monarch butterfly. Play a CSI "nature detective".