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National Park Service Green Parks Plan

The Green Parks Plan has established environmental performance targets for our National Parks, empowering staff to be agents of change, collaborating with stakeholders, and engaging millions of visitors to support this effort during visits and while at home. This plan is making a big difference!

Ashevillage Institute Offers Wise Water School

The Ashevillage Institute, a nonprofit organization based out of Asheville, North Carolina, is offering a Wise Water School yearlong distance program with a 10-day residential option. Brad Lancaster (author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volumes 1&2) is the lead course instructor.

USDA Unveils Beginning Farmers Website

USDA has recently unveiled www.usda.gov/ newfarmers, a one-stop shop for new and beginning farmers entering agriculture. The website is a practical, workable tool that will help farmers and ranchers of tomorrow tap into the range of USDA resources.