[email protected] Family Festival

Sharing sustainability information and news to inspire residents and decision-makers to take action for environmental sustainability.

Mission: In search for a new location, we plan to bring the event back. The mission of [email protected] is to promote and celebrate environmental stewardship among county residents and businesses. This is accomplished through entertainment, exhibits, workshops and activities that engage and inspire the entire community, especially the next generation of environmental stewards. The event also creates an opportunity for local environmental organization(s) to connect with Loudouners.

Environmental Working Group

Love raisins??

The bottom line: Raisins are one of the dirtiest produce commodities on the market – and even some organic raisins are contaminated.

motherjones.com

Gardens have pulled America out of some of its darkest times. We need another revival.

motherjones.com Despite the headlines, Victory Gardens aren’t back. Not yet.

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

Another eagle release!

This weekend we released our second eagle in less than a week. This adult was returned to its found location in Warren County, VA after recovering from puncture wounds, likely caused by a fight with another eagle.

We have taken in (and released!) record numbers of Bald Eagles already this year and we still have three in care. Between the incredible amount of food they eat, diagnostics, surgeries, and medications required to treat lead poisoning and other issues, costs of care exceed $1,000 per eagle.

Please consider donating to help cover the costs of treating these eagles and our other patients. Every bit helps!

#BaldEagle #WildlifeRehab #WildlifeMedicine #America

Great work by great organization Piedmont Environmental Council

Look at that color! Lots coming in at our Community Farm right now -- soon on its way to Loudoun Hunger Relief! Beets, cauliflower, broccoli, swiss chard, cabbage, kale 💚

Learn more about PEC's Community Farm at pecva.org/farm.

loudountimes.com

Loudoun rural road network on list of Virginia's most endangered historic places

loudountimes.com Richmond nonprofit Preservation Virginia has published its "Virginia's Most Endangered Historic Places" list for 2020, which includes western Loudoun's rural road network.

grist.org

It’s official: The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is going to be bad

Hello #GlobalWarming2020!

grist.org NOAA’s annual Atlantic hurricane report hints it’s time to batten down the hatches.

baltimoresun.com

First spotted lanternfly of 2020 hatches in Maryland; residents told to watch out for invasive species

baltimoresun.com The Maryland Department of Agriculture says the state has seen the first hatch of a spotted lanternfly this year and is encouraging residents to keep an eye out for the invasive species.

politico.com

Cuomo administration cites new climate law in denying controversial New York, New Jersey pipeline

politico.com The construction of the pipeline would re-suspend contaminants such as mercury and copper.

wired.com

How Smart City Planning Could Slow Future Pandemics

wired.com The Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to rethink how cities are designed—and make them better equipped to stop disease from spreading.

W&OD Trail

Please show your support for this project! We need your help to see your trail get this wonderful improvement!

adn.com

Let’s move beyond gas lawnmowers, leaf blowers and other exhaust-spewing yard tools

One day this will happen- but sooner is better than later!

adn.com Gardening: We have all had at least one gas-powered tool fail to respond until finally the only solution is to get a replacement.

Virginia Living Magazine

For those on the go in the Upperville area, The Market at Bluewater Kitchen has it all. Michael and Christina Kozich, who started Bluewater Kitchen in May 2013, have moved the full-service catering company and opened a new storefront in the renovated historic space of the Upperville Country Store, where the location on Route 50 caters to commuters. Read about the market here: http://www.virginialiving.com/the-daily-post/a-new-country-store/

loudounnow.com

Loudoun’s Unpaved Roads Added to VA’s Endangered Historic Sites List - Loudoun Now

loudounnow.com Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources has added Loudoun County’s extensive network of 18th and 19th century unpaved rural roads to

Grow Native

We invite you to register for four Grow Native! webinars in June. In the June series, learn from four native plant experts on specific aspects of native gardening and landscaping.

These webinars will be on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Each webinar will be about 45 minutes, including a question and answer period. To register for these webinars to be held via Zoom, please visit our website here:

https://www.moprairie.org/Public/What_We_Do/News/MPF_Announces_Free_Grow_Native!_Webinars_for_June_2020.aspx

nvdaily.com

One in four Blue Ridge tree deaths linked to invasive species

nvdaily.com Invasive species of forest insects and pathogens have contributed to about a quarter of the tree deaths in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain forests in the past three decades, the Smithsonian

Fairfax County Park Authority

BIG NEWS! Park Authority parks and parking lots will begin opening Wednesday (May 20) and will be open in time for the holiday weekend; certain amenities and restrooms will remain closed. All social distancing recommendations must be followed. More info: https://bit.ly/2WJzn6Y

News 5 Cleveland

CROSSING GUARD: This mama bear safely guided her three cubs across a highway in in British Columbia.

nature.com

Include the true value of nature when rebuilding economies after coronavirus

nature.com The pandemic is devastating economies. As countries look to revive growth, recovery must go with — not against — the grain of nature.

returntonow.net

"No Mow May" Campaign Asks Us to Leave the Lawn Alone Until June to Help Save Bees

returntonow.net Not mowing in May results in more flowers and nectar all summer long for struggling pollinators. Wildlife organization urges us to leave lawnmowers locked up until June. April showers bring May flowers, and if you like food, you should leave those flowers alone. Not mowing in May results in a …

huffpost.com

Andrew Cuomo Rejects Controversial Gas Pipeline, Handing Climate Activists A Victory

huffpost.com The so-called Williams Pipeline would have carried super-heating fracked gas from Pennsylvania to parts of New York City.

thekidshouldseethis.com

Story of Flowers, a breathtaking botanical animation | The Kid Should See This

thekidshouldseethis.com Directed by Tokyo-based botanical artist Azuma Makoto, Story of Flowers showcases the life cycle of flowers as a wordless explainer.

loudounnow.com

Supervisors Slam Stanley Martin, christopher consultants; Look to Buy Out Flooding Homes - Loudoun Now

Wow-

loudounnow.com County supervisors slammed developer Stanley Martin Homes and a consulting firm, christopher consultants, on the night of a unanimous vote

axios.com

NYT: EPA will not limit chemical compound linked to fetal damage

So what will EPA do to protect the environment and people?

axios.com The policy acknowledges perchlorate can cause IQ damage.

architectureanddesign.com.au

A solution to cut extreme heat by up to 6 degrees is in our own backyards | Architecture & Design

architectureanddesign.com.au Australia just experienced the second-warmest summer on record, with 2019 being the hottest year. Summer temperatures soared across the country, causing great economic and human loss. The good news is we can do something about this in our own backyards. We have found trees and vegetation can lower l...

Mark Herring

🚨BREAKING🚨
We have sued Trump's EPA for abandoning enforcement of environmental protections during the COVID pandemic. We're in the middle of an unprecedented outbreak of respiratory disease, and they want to allow unchecked air pollution. It's dangerous, and it's unlawful.

virginialiving.com

A (Scenic) River Runs Through It

virginialiving.com Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Scenic Rivers Act with an in-depth look at the Commonwealth’s waterways.

ggwash.org

A new map shows where DC sidewalks are wide enough to socially distance

ggwash.org Cities around the world are asking residents to practice social distancing, remaining six feet or more from other people. But where, exactly, can we safely practice social distancing?

Pollinator Friendly Landscaping

❇️ On January 15, 2019, a French court banned the sale of Roundup Pro 360 to professional gardeners and farmers in France. The ruling came less than a month after France banned all pesticides from public green spaces, and also banned over-the-counter sales of pesticides to home gardeners.
✅ Directions for a flowering bee lawn native to North America HERE:https://www.beelab.umn.edu/sites/beelab.umn.edu/files/floweringlawninfoenrtflogo.pdf
🔷Pesticide article here: http://www.dextrainternational.com/french-parks-and-public-gardens-bid-adieu-to-pesticides/
🔺Great article: https://m.phys.org/news/2018-03-lawn-bee-habitat.html

si.edu

One in Four Tree Deaths in Blue Ridge Mountains Linked to Invasive Species

New research from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Shenandoah National Park finds that invasive species of forest insects and pathogens contributed to about a quarter of the tree deaths in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain forests in the past three decades

si.edu New research from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Shenandoah National Park finds that invasive species of forest insects and pathogens contributed to about a quarter of the tree deaths in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain forests in the past three decades. According to the a...

cnn.com

Designing an end to a toxic American obsession: The Lawn

In a 2018 poll by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), 83% of landscape architects said they were increasingly being asked about native plants, which provide better support for local ecosystems and are more #droughtresistant. #LoudounGardens #NativePlants #AmericanBeauties #LivingGardens #HealthGardens #BoldAndWildGardens

cnn.com Americans do love their lawns. But when it comes to nature, they are biodiversity deserts. Find out how people are designing an end to the toxic yard and bringing new models to life.

Cable Natural History Museum

Spring and Summer in 22 seconds! In this animation, eight common species of frogs (including a toad!) give their calls through the season. Wood frog, boreal chorus frog, spring peeper, northern leopard frog, American toad, Gray treefrog, green frog, and bullfrog. See if you can identify each species as it joins the chorus.

Spring and Summer in 22 seconds! In this animation, eight common species of frogs (including a toad!) give their calls through the season. Wood frog, boreal chorus frog, spring peeper, northern leopard frog, American toad, Gray treefrog, green frog, and bullfrog. See if you can identify each species as it joins the chorus.

Full First Grade-level lesson (including individual calls of the frogs) is now available at: https://www.cablemuseum.org/school-field-trips/museum-mobile/museummobile-spring-programs/first-grade-spring-a-northwoods-frog-chorus/

nytimes.com

The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.

nytimes.com A New York Times analysis found more than 60 environmental policies officially rolled back under Mr. Trump and another 34 rollbacks still in progress.

mgnv.org

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese & Chinese Wisteria

mgnv.org 2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese & Chinese Wisteria Favored for their rapid growth, dense foliage, and fragrant blooms, they have been used extensively as decorative additions to porche…

cnn.com

Designing an end to a toxic American obsession: The Lawn

How about that!

cnn.com Americans do love their lawns. But when it comes to nature, they are biodiversity deserts. Find out how people are designing an end to the toxic yard and bringing new models to life.

stormh2o.com

Large Scale Study Quantifies Impervious Surfaces Impact on Flooding

A new study from Johns Hopkins University has quantified the increase in flooding caused by impervious surfaces in urban areas.

stormh2o.com Team analyzed 39 years of data from over 2,000 USGS stream gauges and merged it with data on the growth of impervious surface in upstream basins.

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