Sunday, September 7, 2014,
Meet at 9:00 am at the Smith Mill Road parking lot off of Paper Mill Road.
This moderate 2.1 trail will cross meadow and pass through a mature hardwood forest of maple, oak, and poplar over a packed earth surface. On the outer loop, we will traverse an area of reforestation and witness early forest succession. We will take the Post Mark Trail cut-off to see the "Post Marked West" monument marking the location where the famous survey team started the well-known Mason-Dixon Line that runs for more than 200 miles due west from this point.
Saturday, August 30, 2014, Meet at 9:00 am at the Area 4 parking lot, first lot to the right past the Nature Center. The 6.5 mile hike on relatively flat terrain will take you around the pond skirting wetlands and forest thickets. There will be an entrance fee for anyone who doesn't have a State Park yearly pass. Hikers are invited to join Mark for lunch at Stewart's Brewing Company in Bear after the hike.
THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE TPP:
● The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an expansive trade pact being negotiated between countries in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Eventually, every Pacific Rim nation may be included.
● Like other trade pacts, the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes provisions related to the environment, labor, agriculture, access to medicines and more.
Feb 6, 2013: One of the best performance indicators of sustainability and quality of life is our ability to maintain a high standard of living without causing the extinction of other species. When data indicates that we are failing to coexist with other species, we must take efforts to ensure their continued existence, as it is clear that we are not maintaining a sustainable environment for these species or for ourselves.
On August 28th Senator Tom Carper hosted a public meeting about the possibility of Delaware getting its very first National Park. Not only would we be the last state to do so, but as Jonathon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service (NPS), pointed out, most US territories have at least 1 national park. Also in attendance at the meeting were Senator Chris Coons, Congressman John Carney, Blain Phillips Jr., the Conservation Fund’s Mid-Atlantic director and numerous other conservation organizations from Delaware
We opposed SB 129, An Act to amend Title 7 of the Delaware Code relating to coyotes.
This bill would have designated coyotes as "wildlife", which are not protected in Delaware, and would have opened Delaware's resident population of coyotes up to trapping and hunting, even though there is no scientific evidence that coyotes pose a risk to wildlife or the public.
Happy World Turtle Day! This is an excellent day to celebrate turtles, and to remember that we share our natural world with diverse species (many of which are at risk). Of the world's seven species of sea turtles, three are critically endangered. Four of Delaware's five federally-listed endangered or threatened reptiles are turtles: