Farm Bill Update
Please click HERE to see a pdf of information and comments about the farm bill by the folks working on this at the National Wildlife Federation. sgv2
The Clean Water Act Needs Your Protection
From Lew Carpenter, Director of Conservation Partnerships at the National Wildlife Federation:
The public comment period opened February 14 on the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule with a new rule that dramatically reduces the scope of waters protected by the Clean Water Act. This is the most significant weakening of Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands in history and defending the Clean Water Act is a huge priority for NWF. The comment period ends April 15th.
**We ONLY have 60 days to comment so please help amplify our message using this toolkit and by commenting in opposition to the replacement rule. The EPA is required to read every public comment it receives, so we want as many individual comment letters sent into the docket as possible. Our Clean Water for All Coalition partners have drafted comment letter templates that can be adapted to state and regional needs, so please feel free to share this with your networks!**
Monarch & Other Pollinator Gardens
Monarch butterflies are in trouble, but you can help! Monarchs are an amazing butterfly, they migrate several thousand miles from the Great Plains and other parts of North America to small forests in the mountains of Central Mexico for the winter. The butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed — and only milkweed — which are vital to their survival. Over the past 20 years, loss of native prairie, milkweed and good habitat have combined with increasingly effective pesticides and other factors to reduce Monarch populations by 90%.
Nebraska Wildlife Federation is working to establish Monarch and Pollinator Demonstration Gardens to show people how to help Monarchs in their own backyard.
If you would like to volunteer your time or to earmark a contribution for a particular garden site, contact the Federation office at (402) 477-1008, or email Carolyn@NebraskaWildlife.org. You can also mail a check to our office at 4547 Calvert Street, Suite 12, Lincoln, NE 68506.
Nebraska Wildlife Federation is dedicated to outdoor education, fish and wildlife conservation, and common sense public policy in Nebraska. We bring together people who hike, bike, canoe, hunt, fish, camp, watch and photograph wildlife, and enjoy the outdoors. Learn more about the Federation and Nebraska wildlife on this website. If you believe, as we do, that the Good Life Means Wildlife, we invite you to Join the Nebraska Wildlife Federation.