Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wabash and Erie Canal updates

we have blazed a new trail to complete a loop on the west end. There is a section that doesn't drain well and we will be building decking to cover it.

http://southernindianatrails.freehostia.com/eriecanal.htm

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Calendar : Upcoming Illinois DNR Events

Calendar : Upcoming DNR Events

Upcoming DNR Events 

2014 Calendar of Events - Kentucky State Parks

Calendar of Events - Kentucky State Parks

Calendar

Kentucky State Parks put the Special in events, celebrating everything from wildflowers in the spring to spectacular fall colors in the mountain and lake areas.
From Elk viewing tours to ghost walks or reenactments and living history events, there are weekends full of entertainment to create special memories with your family and friends.

DNR: 2014 Program Schedules

DNR: Program Schedules

Get a quick look at themed, weekends, races and adventure trips, history programs, special exhibits and more for state parks, reservoirs, and some state historic sites. Please remember, these dates are subject to change and to check below for the most current schedule.

News & Events

    State Parks

      Brookville Lake (Mounds SRA) Events
      • No events listed at this time.
        Brown County Events
          Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA) Events
            Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA) / Mansfield Mill (at Raccoon SRA) Events
              Chain O' Lakes Events
              • No events listed at this time.
                Charlestown Events
                • No events listed at this time.
                  Clifty Falls Events
                    Falls of the Ohio Events
                    • No events listed at this time.
                      Fort Harrison Events
                        Hardy Lake Events
                          Harmonie Events
                          • No events listed at this time.
                            Indiana Dunes Events
                              Lincoln Events
                                McCormick's Creek Events
                                  Mississinewa Lake Events (UWIS)
                                    Monroe Lake Events
                                      Mounds Events
                                        O'Bannon Woods Events
                                          Ouabache Events (UWIS)
                                            Patoka Lake Events
                                              Pokagon Events
                                                Potato Creek Events
                                                  Prophetstown Events
                                                    Salamonie Lake Events (UWIS)
                                                      Shades Events
                                                        Shakamak Events
                                                          Spring Mill Events
                                                            Summit Lake Events
                                                              Tippecanoe River Events
                                                              • No events listed at this time.
                                                                Turkey Run Events 
                                                                  Versailles Events
                                                                    Whitewater Memorial Events
                                                                    • No events listed at this time.

                                                                      Other Properties

                                                                      Starve Hollow SRA Events
                                                                        J. Edward Roush FWA Events (UWIS)


                                                                          Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs? | Cool Green Science

                                                                          Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs? | Cool Green Science

                                                                          Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

                                                                          Monarch feeding on orange glory, Asclepias tuberosa, a variety of milkweed. Photo courtesy of Lewis Feldkamp.

                                                                          How to Build a $50 Greenhouse- Free Plans

                                                                          How to Build a $50 Greenhouse- Free Plans

                                                                          The Save America’s Pollinators Act of 2013 : Make Way for Monarchs

                                                                          The Save America’s Pollinators Act of 2013 : Make Way for Monarchs

                                                                          Background
                                                                          Pollinators—including honeybees, bumble bees, butterflies, and other insects—play an important role in our farms, flower gardens, and food. In fact, some of the crops most important to Oregon’s agricultural economy—blueberries, raspberries, cherries, apples, vegetable seed, squash—are reliant on bees for pollination and reproduction. More than 70% of America’s food sources are pollinated by bees and the worldwide economic value of these crops is as high as $200 billion a year.
                                                                          America’s bee population is struggling. During the last five years, beekeepers have lost more than 30% of their hives annually. While many factors are believed to contribute to this die-off, significant evidence links the use of a certain class of nicotine-derived pesticides, neonicotinoids, with bee die-offs. In 2013, the European Union significantly limited the use of neonicotinoids, citing concern about their impact on honeybee populations. That ban took effect April 29th and is valid for two years.
                                                                          EPA Review Process
                                                                          In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated a new process to reevaluate pesticides on a regular cycle. Each licensed pesticide is reviewed every fifteen years to confirm that it is being used safely and that its impacts on human health and the environment are properly assessed. Most neonicotinoids are scheduled to be reviewed in 2018.
                                                                          Legislation
                                                                          The Save America’s Pollinators Act of 2013 directs the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend use of the most bee-toxic neonicotinoids for use in seed treatment, soil application, or foliar treatment on bee attractive plants within 180 days, and to review these neonicotinoids and make a new determination about their proper application and safe use. EPA is required to take all peer reviewed data into account when reviewing the use of these neonicotinoids, and to specifically account for any potential impact on the health and viability of pollinator populations.
                                                                          Given the recent bee dieoffs in Hillsboro, Oregon and Wilsonville, Oregon and disturbing preliminary research on the impact of these pesticides, it is clear that they must be evaluated to ensure that their use does not pose an immediate threat to bee populations and the long-term viability of our farms. Until those determinations are made, we cannot risk the potential of putting our farms, food, and families in danger.
                                                                          The Save America’s Pollinators Act also instructs the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, to issue a report on the native bee populations in the United States, any decline in the population levels, and any potential causes of such decline.
                                                                          For more information on Congressman Blumenauer’s agricultural agenda, please contact Tyler Frisbee (202) 225-4811 or Hillary Barbour (503)231-2300 or visit him on the web at www.blumenauer.house.gov.
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