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What is your River IQ? Get wise on ways to help Bay

A recent National Geographic Society poll found that although Americans are concerned about the health of their rivers and express an interest in becoming involved in river conservation, most have a very low “River IQ.”

Most people lack the basic knowledge about rivers and do not realize that they are part of a larger interrelated system in which their actions can have negative affects. Also, most are unaware of the extent to which our rivers are in danger.

Why does this matter? You cannot persuade people to change an activity or behavior if they have no idea of what the consequences of that activity are. This goes for citizens, business leaders and politicians. An uninformed public is an inactive public. ... [Continue Reading]

Mistletoe’s berry special for humans and birds alike

Mistletoe has been part of many European cultures and used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. When these peoples migrated to the New World, many brought their practices with them. Mistletoe is still gathered for holiday...


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