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A River Cleanup With A Twist

Windsor-Water-Restoraton-Event--LizDohrmanApril 13, 2015, | “Stacks of muddy tires, bags bursting with plastic bottles, and an assortment of rusted out shopping carts and bike frames are what we typically have to show off at the end of a river cleanup…During the last week of March I joined 60 Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) volunteers for a river restoration event along Bennett’s Creek…Instead of sending out our volunteers with trash bags and pickers we handed out shovels and wheel barrows. Instead of digging tires out of the banks and snatching trash floating down stream our volunteers planted trees and shrubs and spread mulch cover.”

“National River Cleanup joined Keurig and the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance for volunteer river restoration activities in Suffolk, Virginia.”

A historic move in the battle to save tropical rainforests

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April 1, 2015, | “This week a further historic step is taken in the battle to hang on the world’s remaining tropical rainforests. It is unlikely to make too many headlines, but on Friday two countries will take forward the kind of arrangement that many have talked about but few have had the boldness to actually do.  Guyana and Norway’s leadership is seen in the second stage of a ground-breaking deal through which one (Norway) makes annual payments to the other (Guyana) to keep its forests.”

Ami Linden shared a photo to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline. Earth Day Network

Norway commits to saving our rainforests!
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Colombia heads plan to create ‘ecological corridor’ and establish the world’s largest protected area

February 23, 2015, | “Colombia has announced plans to lead a project that would see the creation of the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’ across northern South America as part of the region’s contribution to the global fight against climate change. The reserve, which was proposed last week by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, would cover some 135 million hectares (1.35m km²), linking the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean via the northern Amazon Rainforest. It would become the largest protected area in the world, a title currently held by the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which covers 1.27m km².”

Colombia proposes an ambitious plan that would establish the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’, protecting vast swathes of Amazon rainforest stretching from…
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Trees Planted by Ruch Elem. Students

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February 12, 2015, | “Eighth graders in Ruch are taking learning outside the classroom. The students from Ruch Elementary planted trees near Lone Pine Creek in Medford.  The group partnered with the Lomakatsi Restoration Project to learn about the area. Organizers say the nearly 80 trees planted will help shade the fish bearing stream. The project was created to help students engage in hands-on outdoor activities.”

8th Graders Plant 80 Trees & Shrubs along Lone Pine Creek, Medford, OR

“Lomakatsi had a great time out at Lone Pine Creek in Medford this week leading students from Ruch Community School in hands-on riparian restoration. A total of 80 native trees and shrubs were planted along the creek, including ponderosa pine, Oregon ash, Oregon grape, incense cedar and big leaf maple, to provide habitat for fish and wildlife and improve water quality. The students also helped remove invasive parrot feather from the creek with guidance by a representative from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife…”
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During the retreat, Lomakatsi’s staff and Board of Directors had an opportunity to visit with members of the Pit River Tribal workforce at the Hat Creek Restoration Project. In partnership with the Pit River Tribe and California Trout, Lomakatsi employed eight Pit River Tribal members during a 9-week ecosystem restoration workforce training intensive as part of the project.

January 15, 2015, | “Lomakatsi Restoration Project Board members and staff met with Pit River Tribal Workforce members at the Hat Creek Riparian Restoration Project near Burney, CA.”

Robert Brothers shared a photo to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s timeline.

Lomakatsi Restoration Project Board members and staff met with Pit River Tribal Workforce members at the Hat Creek Riparian Restoration Project near Burney, CA.
It was great seeing how happy these young people were to be doing restoration work, and how glad this made the tribal elders who were helping out.
One of the elders told us that the original name for the Hat Creek area is YahNEEnah AHTwam — Mouse Valley.
That’s me in the center, leaning on my other two legs
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  • Robert Brothers ~ here’s some of the restoration happening . . . willow planting

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Pledge To Plant – One Billion Seeds for Earth Day

January 13, 2015, | “ Be a part of the biggest grass-root effort in history by planting a seed/tree as a “give back” to Earth. It’s an old Native American tradition that when you take something from the Earth, you must put something back. Earth Day 2015 will be a global “give back to Earth” event, as an “offering” for all the planet gives us. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees.

Robert BrothersGoodNews FortheEarth

Already .. 64,000 people are going … why? because every day is Earth Day

Thanks to Ysabel Vicente for letting me know
One Billion Trees/Seeds Planted – Earth Day, April 22, 2015All over the World 93,499 people are going
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Seeding Project Aims to Jumpstart Crucial Habitat

NDOW sagebrush seedingJanuary 9, 2015, | “The 2013 Spring Peak Fire burned nearly 14,230 acres of crucial wildlife habitat. A majority of the area burned is designated as Preliminary Priority Habitat for sage grouse. This habitat represented high quality sage-grouse and winter mule deer habitat with a majority consisting of productive sagebrush, bitterbrush and perennial grass cover.”

  Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s timeline.
ELKO — The 2013 Spring Peak Fire burned nearly 14,230 acres of crucial wildlife habitat.

Norway puts $1.6B into rainforest conservation

August 19, 2014, | “Since 2008 Norway has been the single largest foreign donor to tropical forest conservation, putting more than 10 billion Norwegian Krone, or $1.6 billion, toward programs in several countries under its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). But how effective have those funds been in actually protecting forests? A new assessment by the country’s Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) concludes that the program is indeed having an impact despite an inauspicious start.”

Norway puts $1.6B into rainforest conservation in Brazil, Indonesia +
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Food Giant ConAgra* Agrees to Eliminate Suppliers Engaged in Deforestation for Palm Oil

sabah_aerial-300x200August 14, 2014, | “In response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century) and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (the Fund), packaged food giant ConAgra Foods has agreed to eliminate any palm oil supplier engaged in deforestation by December 2015. Palm oil production is a leading driver of deforestation– the cause of 20% of greenhouse gas emissions.[i] As one of North America’s largest food manufacturers, ConAgra is estimated to be the fifteenth largest palm oil consumer globally, according to MSCI Analysis.”

Food Giant ConAgra* Agrees to Eliminate Suppliers Engaged in Deforestation for Palm Oil | Green…
August 14, 2014: In response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century)…


Engaging youth in the field of natural resource stewardship has been a foundational element of Lomakatsi since our inception in 1995. This summer, Lomakatsi is providing youth from all over southern Oregon with workforce training and employment opportunities in ecosystem restoration. Pictured here, Lomakatsi workforce trainers recently led eight Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) participants in active restoration projects on Forest Service lands in the Tiller Ranger District. Beginning next week, two additional Lomakatsi programs, the Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program and the Klamath Tribal Youth Training and Employment Program, will provide local youth from the Rogue Valley and tribal youth from the Klamath Basin with hands-on educational experiences this summer designed to inspire exploration and interest in natural resource career paths.

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