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Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to check the health of your community’s stormwater detention ponds. Do they look like the one shown above with clear algae-free water and a well- planted No Mow Zone to guard against costly bank erosion? If not, it’s time to contact the Healthy Pond [...]

EARTH DAY EVENT

Oscar Scherer State Park and the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc. would like to invite you to participate in our 35th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The Earth Day movement began in 1970 and has been a positive force in bringing awareness and making changes to our planet. This year’s [...]

NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution announced in a recent press release a new memorandum of understanding at the Ocean Biodiversity Summit in Washington, D.C., that advances collaborative efforts to understand and conserve the biodiversity of the world’s ocean ecosystems. Hosted by NOAA and the Smithsonian, the Summit brought together leaders from across the country to [...]

Recently, NOAA issued a press release announcing new high resolution land cover data to help communities understand coastal change. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided $8 million to support this land cover information across the country. The image above on the right shows 30 meter land cover data for Shelter Bay in Skagit County, Washington, while [...]

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