Love Nature? There’s an App for That!

Love Nature? There’s an App for That!

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

On Sunday, October 19, visitors to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be encouraged to experience the refuge in a whole new way: by downloading a free “app” to their smartphones. Debuting this weekend, Discover Nature Apps (DNA), are the brainchild of Evan Hirsche, the former president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, […]

Great Products, Green Footprint

Great Products, Green Footprint

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

Mark Baldwin of Blue Hill, Maine, has done a lot of jobs in his life. He’s been a journalist, a sawmill operator, a graphic designer, and a craftsman of wooden bathtubs (one of which was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.).  But it is his current job as the creator of one of […]

Saving Montgomery County’s Last, Best Creek

Saving Montgomery County’s Last, Best Creek

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 in Green Voices | 4 Comments

Across the globe on World Water Day, Your Green Voice salutes activists who care about clean water and all the health, economic, and community benefits it provides. In Montgomery County, Maryland, where I live, Diane Cameron of the Audubon Naturalist Society has launched a campaign to protect Ten Mile Creek, our county’s “last, best creek” […]

Championing Chesapeake Bay Woods and Wildlife

Championing Chesapeake Bay Woods and Wildlife

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Green Voices | No Comments

 The woods, wetlands, waterfowl, and wildlife of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have long held a fascination for Rick Abend, a life member, volunteer, and current president of the refuge’s volunteer advocacy group, the Friends of Blackwater NWR. As the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 111th birthday today, […]