Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up April 21, 2017

By Andrea Lauritzen, Rocky Mountain Wild volunteer

Photo by: Andrea Lauritzen
Photo by: Andrea Lauritzen

Weekly round-up of environmental events/actions/educational and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects.

If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Andrea at alauritzen@yahoo.com.

Stay informed, engaged, and educated!

Earth Day Events:

  • 4/21 Denver – Join environmental groups at Skyline Park for Denver’s 2017 Earth Day Celebration! This year’s event will highlight sustainability related resources available to Denver residents with a focus on renewable energy. City of Denver
  • 4/22 Denver – Cottonwood Institute Base Camp Bash to raise critical funds we need each year to connect students to the outdoors and empower them to take action to improve their schools, the community, and the environment for future generations. Cottonwood Institute
  • 4/22 Denver – March for Science: A march in solidarity with the national March for Science, as well as the other sister marches that are forming around the globe. March for Science
  • 4/22 Denver – The Nature Conservancy presents River Sweep 2017. Volunteers of all ages will help Denver Parks and Rec by picking up trash, removing weeds and other plant debris, repairing trails, painting park fixtures, and getting parks ready for the summer. The Nature Conservancy
  • 4/22 Denver – Regis University Earth Day with family friendly events, arboretum and sustainability tours, vendors, artists, educational booths, and food trucks. Keynote speech with 16-year-old climate change activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Regis University
  • 4/22 Denver – Cherry Creek Trail Clean Up. Join LoDo Cares as they work to keep the LoDo neighborhood a wonderful place to live, work and play by volunteering your time to help clean up the walking and bike paths along Cherry Creek. 9a-11a. LoDo Cares
  • 4/22 Denver – Congress Park Earth Day Festival: Congress Park Neighbors Green Team presents a free Earth Day block party from 1p-5p. Free and open to the public…music, food, art, games, activities and prizes. Congress Park
  • 4/22 Denver – Sierra Club of Colorado presents Denver Earth Day from 9a-4p. This celebration will honor and celebrate environmental justice and equity. The day will feature live music, an art contest, yoga, food and breweries. At the Capitol State Grounds. Sierra Club
  • 4/22 Centennial – Let Your Garden Grow! At Centennial Center Park you can find a variety of free events appealing to gardeners of all ages and skill levels. There will be a plant sale benefiting Project C.U.R.E. City of Centennial
  • 4/22 Keenesburg – Join The Wild Animal Sanctuary for 2017 Wild Earth Day. This event is designed to not only help “Mother Earth,” but also the animals and humans that inhabit this wonderful planet! A general celebration with arts, crafts, vendors, and special food will add lots of fun to the mix. Wild Earth Day
  • 4/22 Fort Collins – Earth Day at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
  • 4/22 Lakewood – The City of Lakewood is hosting Earth Day, a free community event celebrating sustainability. City of Lakewood
  • 4/22 Commerce City – Groundwork Denver: First Creek Trail Construction at Rocky Mountain Arsenal. In honor of Earth Day, volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will work with the City and County of Denver and the RMA to construct 6,600 feet of new trail along First Creek. Tasks will be easy to moderate in difficulty. Groundwork Denver
  • 4/22-23 Nederland – Join the Wild Bear Nature Center for Wild Earth Weekend. Free to the public, visitors to the nature center will engage in educational booths and activities focused on nature and living lightly on the planet. Wild Bear Nature Center
  • 4/22 Longmont – Check out the Longmont Museum for the 3rd Annual Youth of the Earth – Earth Day event! There will be a series of educational booths, presentations, discussions, and films for guests of all ages! Sustainable Resilient Longmont

In and around Denver:

  • Ongoing – Visit the unprecedented The Wildlife Experience art collection in its entirety. Search for Essence includes more than 100 wildlife paintings and sculptures by internationally acclaimed nature artists. The Wildlife Experience
  • 4/22-23 National Parks free weekend! To celebrate the National Parks turning 100, there will be no entrance fee. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite. National Parks
  • 4/23 Groundwork Denver presents Permaculture Action Day Earth Day Celebration. Groundwork Denver in partnership with the Permaculture Action Network, will be hosting another fun-filled day which includes a ½ day of gardening work followed by workshops, free music, food and children’s activities. Groundwork Denver
  • 4/26-28 Join US Green Building Council Colorado for Rocky Mountain Green 2017. The annual Rocky Mountain Green conference unites hundreds of industry leaders, experts and professionals to inspire, connect and advance sustainable building within the region. US Green Building Council Colorado
  • 4/27 Join Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for 2017 Heroes of Sustainability. The Heroes of Sustainability event brings together more than 500 of Colorado’s corporate, nonprofit, academic and political leaders to honor extraordinary accomplishments that advance sustainability in environmental, economic and social arenas. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
  • 4/27 Join theCU Denver Biology Club and Sierra Club for a screening of “Medicine of the Wolf,” a film by Julia Huffman and winner of the “Best Documentary” Award at the Minnesota International Film Festival. Sierra Club
  • 4/29 Join the Sierra Club for People’s Climate March Breakfast, for coffee and bagels to fuel for the march and to make signs, learn chants, and share opportunities to get involved in Sierra Club’s most urgent campaign work. Sierra Club
  • 4/29 People’s Climate March on Denver People’s Climate March
  • 4/29 Groundwork Denver’s Pop Up Market at the Source. Join Groundwork Denver on the last Saturday of every month for a pop up market at the Source. Groundwork Greens will be selling a variety of lettuces, braising greens, herbs, edible centerpieces, and gift baskets. Groundwork Denver
  • 5/5 Join WildEarth Guardians for their Annual Howling Affair. In the face of Colorado’s outrageous “predator killing” policy, we will – together – take a stand for bears and lions. WildEarth Guardians
  • 5/9 Join Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for the Sustainability Series event: What Can Colorado Learn from Hawaii. A conversation with Representative Chris Lee from Hawaii about his state’s 100% renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
  • 5/14-20 Join Rocky Mountain Wild for a week of actions and education. Colorado Endangered Species Week. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/15 Join Rocky Mountain Wild for an informal Green Drinks and endangered species trivia event kick-off to the week! There will be fun prizes, delicious Denver micro-brew, and great company. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/16 Rocky Mountain Wild and Audubon Society of Greater Denver are partnering to bring you an educational and advocacy night for Gunny sage-grouse! Featuring a screening of two locally-made films about the bird, a short informational portion, and advocacy actions you can take to help ensure the birds’ survival! Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/18 Join Rocky Mountain Wild for a wild fundraiser at Fire on the Mountain! Get some eats and support the cause! Fire on the Mountain will donate 10% of the proceeds of sales for the day to Rocky Mountain Wild to help us protect the endangered species in our region. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/24 The 16th Annual Rebel with a Cause Gala. Conservation Colorado invites you to the 16th annual Rebel with a Cause Gala! This year, Conservation Colorado will honor LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Historian of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder of the Sacred Stone Camp during the DAPL protests in South Dakota. Conservation Colorado
  • 6/17 Join Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for the rescheduled Reuse & Recycle Drive. Bring all your hard to recycle items (from the list) for this drive. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
  • 6/21 Join New Energy Colorado for a Summer Solstice Celebration at the Governor’s Mansion! New Energy Colorado
  • 7/20 Denver Zoo presents The Watering Hole-Adult Lecture Series. Spend the evening mingling with animal experts, animal lovers, and animal friends to get a wild, insider perspective on how Denver Zoo cares for its animals. Denver Zoo

Beyond Denver:

  • Ongoing, Saturdays in March and April, Commerce City – Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Viewing Tours. Free but reservations are required. 9:30-11:00 am. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
  • 4/21 Boulder – Join the Science March on Boulder. A march in solidarity with the March for Science on Washington, as well as the other sister marches that are forming around the globe. Science March on Boulder
  • 4/21 Longmont – Join Defenders an their partners at the Front Range Film Festival for a screening of A Season of Predators – a powerful documentary that explores the history of human-predator conflict in the Northern Rockies. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 4/22-23 Everywhere – National Parks free weekend! To celebrate the National Parks turning 100, there will be no entrance fee. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite. National Parks
  • 4/26 Longmont – Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In the Nature Sketching and Journaling Club you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program
  • 4/27 Boulder – The Parks & Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) will hear a presentation of the Draft Rabbit Mountain Elk Management Plan: 2017-2027, which includes a recommendation for limited public hunting. Boulder Parks & Open Space
  • 4/29 Gunnison – RMW’s Gunnison Sage-grouse Presentation at Western State University. This free presentation is open to the public. Megan will talk about the biology and status of the bird and its habitat, the sagebrush sea. Erica will show her film, “Last Chance to Dance.” And we will have our Roadshow materials so people can take action on the spot to help protect Gunnison sage-grouse. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 4/30 Gunnison – RMW’s Gunnison Sage-grouse Viewing at the Waunita Watchable Wildlife Site. Join Rocky Mountain Wild staff in seeing Gunnison sage-grouse in the wild (birds permitting). Megan, our Biologist in the Blind, will be there to provide natural history of the bird and answer questions. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/5 Commerce City – Groundwork Denver presents Planting for Pollinators. Assist refuge staff in enhancing habitat for pollinators by planing native wildflowers along the Lake Ladora Trail. Groundwork Denver
  • 5/10 and 5/17 Longmont – Your introduction to (or refresher on) botanical terminology, the basics of dichotomous keying and the characteristics of Colorado’s most species-rich families. CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program
  • 5/10-12 Breckenridge – Attend Partners in the Outdoors Conference Growing Colorado 2017. The 2017 Partners in the Outdoors Conference will bring together an assembly of stakeholders in the future of Colorado’s outdoors and recreational opportunities. Attendees at the conference are dedicated to fostering a strong conservation ethic throughout Colorado communities, creating a bond to ensure awareness and respect for natural resources and outdoor recreation. Partners in the Outdoors Conference
  • 5/13 Brighton – 14th Annual BBQ for the Birds. A celebration for the birds, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies volunteers, members, partners, and other supporters. A BBQ on International Migratory Bird Day. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • 5/13 Boulder – Colorado Sierra Club Pollinator-Safe Plant Exchange in Boulder. Give a plant, take a plant. Give two, take two. All plants must be pollinator friendly.  Sierra Club
  • 5/15-17 Boulder – The Regenerative Future Summit will be an engaging, strategy-setting event. An anticipated 300 business executives, entrepreneurs, community leaders and change agents will reframe “the economy” and develop action plans to implement a regenerative future. Regenerative Future Summit
  • 5/16 Longmont – Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In the Nature Sketching and Journaling Club you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program
  • 5/17 Boulder – Sip some wine and paint your very own portrait of one of Colorado’s endangered species – the Canada lynx! PoshSplat will provide the painting expert and the supplies with the cost of registration. This event is a fundraiser for our campaign to secure critical habitat of Canada lynx in Colorado. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/19 Boulder -Rocky Mountain Wild, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, and Defenders of Wildlife are partnering to bring you and educational night for Mexican gray wolves, including a panel of speakers. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/20 Westminster – Join Butterfly Pavilion for this nature-filled extravaganza celebrating the wonder of flowers and the pollinators who make their growth possible. Through this exciting event, learn how to turn your backyard into a haven for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with hands-on gardening activities led by experts, and take home your very own seeds and plants from the Plant Sale, equipped with planting instructions and garden design guides. Witness a ladybug release, and explore plan diversity through a guided Garden Safari, a tropical scavenger hunt, a Plant Petting Zoo, and more. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 5/20 Parker – High City Derby Divas has graciously offered to partner with Rocky Mountain Wild for a fundraising bout! Whether you’ve never seen a roller derby bout or are a long-time fan, be sure to check this one out! High City Derby Divas will battle the Wreckin’ Roller Rebels of Brighton, CO. Rocky Mountain Wild will have a booth to advocate for the protection of Gunnison sage-grouse. Details and a link to buy your tickets to come. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/20 Golden – Join Conservation Colorado for a Colorado Public Lands Day event, with speakers, action stations, raffle drawings, and a film. More information to come. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/20 Evergreen – Sierra Club presents Colorado Public Lands Day-Hiking, Games, Food: Celebrate the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day with the Sierra Club by bringing your family and friends to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park in Evergreen! Sierra Club
  • 5/20 Boulder – Want to learn more about birds and have fun in the great outdoors with your family? Join Environment for the Americas and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day: Walk in the Wild. Environment for the Americas
  • 5/26 Livermore – The Nature Conservancy: Preserving Biodiversity in the Face of a Changing Climate at Phantom Canyon Preserve. Connect with nature and learn about various weed management techniques and spend a few hours working on a stunning location to reduce those populations. The Nature Conservancy
  • 5/26-29 Telluride – Telluride Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political, and social justice issues that matter. Telluride Mountainfilm
  • 6/3-4 Gunnison – Join the Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS) and fellow plant enthusiasts in Gunnison on the first weekend of June to learn about Western Slope native plant conservation issues and see them in person during several guided hikes. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/4-6 Fort Collins – The 28th annual Summit for Recycling, June 4-6 in Fort Collins, is Colorado’s only conference and exhibition that brings together the state’s professionals dedicated to the principles of recycling, waste prevention and composting. Colorado Association for Recycling
  • 6/12-17 Vernal, Utah – Participate in a riparian restoration stewardship project while on a river raft, on the White River, outside of Vernal, Utah. Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • 6/21 Longmont – Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In the Nature Sketching and Journaling Club you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program
  • 7/19 Longmont – Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In the Nature Sketching and Journaling Club you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program
  • 8/23 Longmont – Have you ever wanted to learn to sketch plants and nature? Do you want to document your trips into natural areas? In the Nature Sketching and Journaling Club you will learn basic sketching and journaling techniques. CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program
  • 9/14-18 San Juan Mountains – Join Great Old Broads for Wilderness in the iconic Rocky Mountains to learn about and advocate for habitat connectivity essential to wilderness dependent species like wolves, grizzlies, and wolverines. Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • 9/20-26 Escalante, Utah – Join Great Old Broads for Wilderness to continue the crusade to eradicate Russian olive, on the Escalante River. Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Citizen Science:

Jobs and Internships:

  • The Colorado River District, based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is seeking candidates for the General Manager position. The General Manager serves as the chief executive and management official of the organization reporting directly to the District’s 15 member Board of Directors. Applications are due by May 31. Colorado River District
  • Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is seeking an Operations Director for the main office in Boulder. Last day to apply is May 8. Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
  • Loomacres Wildlife Management is seeking a full time wildlife biologist to assist with the monitoring and mitigation of hazardous wildlife on airports. Last day to apply is June 20. Loomacres Wildlife Management
  • Wilderness Workshop is hiring a Community Organizer. The overarching goal of this position is to broaden, deepen and diversify support for public lands conservation in the greater White River National Forest region. Wilderness Workshop
  • Sierra Club is hiring a Senior Campaign Representative for the Our Wild America campaign to protect the Southwest region’s lands, water, and wildlife and to stop dirty fuels development on public lands. Sierra Club
  • Earthjustice is hiring a staff scientist to join their team of public interest advocates working to protect America’s wildlife from the range of threats facing them, including fossil fuel development, mining, logging, and other threats. The position will be based in either in Denver or Bozeman. Earthjustice
  • Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is hiring a few positions, including Environmental Education Internships, Early Childhood Nature Educators, and Nature Educators for ages 8-14. Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
  • Wilderness Workshop is hiring a summer intern. Primary duties will be helping to plan and organize special events, helping to coordinate the Artist in Wilderness Residency program, providing administrative support for membership programs, and engaging in conservation advocacy. Wilderness Workshop

Volunteer Positions:

  • Join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers for Left Hand Creek Flood Restoration project. Your efforts will help protect the water supply and restore wildlife habitat by revegetating scoured stream banks. Saturday, April 22. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
  • Walker Ranch Volunteer – helps visitors travel back in time to an 1880s ranch in the mountains. Learn fun and easy living history demonstrations to share at special events and weekday school field trips. Training will take place in June. Application deadline is May 7. Contact Sheryl Kippen at skippen@bouldercounty.org or 303-776-8848 or apply now.
  • Join The Wilderness Society’s Stop Wilderness Attacks By Trump (S.W.A.T) Team to get the weekly newsletter, the S.W.A.T. list, get the facts, take action, and spread the word. The Wilderness Society
  • Agricultural Heritage Center is seeking volunteers with a green thumb and an interest in cultivating heirloom plants in a Victory Garden. Boulder County Parks & Open Spaces

Actions:

New actions since last week:

  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and ask the Senate to stop Trump from destroying our national monuments. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association and express your opposition to the Congressional bill to kill Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). COSEIA
  • Take action with Healthier Colorado and tell Colorado State Representatives to say “yes” to testing lead levels in our public schools. Healthier Colorado
  • Take action with Ocean Conservancy and tell the Coast Guard to implement mitigation measures to prevent another disastrous Arctic oil spill. Ocean Conservancy
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and tell the BLM oil and gas development shouldn’t be prioritized over other uses on public lands like recreation and conservation.Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and thank Senator Gardner for introducing legislation to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which disperses millions of dollars to Colorado’s open spaces. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action to tell your members of Congress to oppose destructive budget cuts and support real, robust funding for wildlife conservation and environmental protection. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund to urge Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protect public lands and stand up for our nation’s wildlife. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to ask your Senators not to let Trump make massive cuts to the Department of Energy. Trump’s proposed budget would gut the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians to ask Congress to stop wasting precious taxpayer dollars on killing our nation’s wildlife through the Wildlife Services. WildEarth Guardians

Old actions:

  • Take action with Prairie Protection Colorado and tell Broomfield to stop gassing prairie dogs in Broomfield County. Prairie Protection Colorado
  • Take action with World Wildlife Federation and tell President Trump to prioritize our planet’s future. World Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Water for Colorado and tell the Trump Administration to protect an already strained Colorado River and to prioritize innovative water management solutions before demand further outpaces our rivers’ supplies. Water for Colorado
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society has an action to message the Bureau of Land Management not to hand over the Colorado lifestyle to special interests – oil and gas leasing. The Wilderness Society
  • Endangered Species Coalition needs your help to organize milkweed plantings as part of 2017 Endangered Species Day to help begin to restore milkweed plants that are crucial to the survival of the iconic monarch butterfly. $37 helps plant one-half flat of milkweed plugs. Consider helping them out today. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and send a message to the Bureau of Land Management in calling for an end to the sale of our public lands to the fossil fuel industry. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Sierra Club and message Trump and Secretary Zinke that most Americans oppose their actions on coal. Sierra Club
  • Take action with American Rivers to tell Congress to reject President Trump’s budget and fully fund water conservation efforts in the Lower Colorado River. American Rivers
  • Take action with Climate Parents and tell your member of Congress to save the EPA and defend our kids, communities, and climate from Trump’s toxic budget. Climate Parents
  • Take action with Rocky Mountain Wild and protect the Arkansas River Canyons, South Park, and more. The Bureau of Land Management is asking for input on how to manage over 650,000 acres of public land in Eastern Colorado. Please check out the blog post for more information on times and locations for the public meetings. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action fund to stop the destruction of monarch habitat. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians to ask the North Cascades National Park Service to restore grizzly bears to the ecosystem. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and ask Senator Cory Gardner to oppose any action to open the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and urge your Senator to get on board and oppose drilling in the Arctic Refuge. The Wilderness Society
  • Take Action with Western Environmental Law Center to ask Governor Hickenlooper to terminate the predator control program with Wildlife Services and protect the native wildlife and public health of Colorado. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take action with The Humane Society and take the pledge to stop roadside zoos. Pledge that you will not visit or patronize roadside zoos, which put profits before animal welfare and often lack the resources or expertise to safely and responsibly care for dangerous wild animals. The Humane Society
  • Take action with The Humane Society and take the pledge to stop puppy mills. Pledge that you will choose not to buy your next pet from a pet store or website, refuse to buy supplies from a pet store or website that sells puppies, and consider adoption first. The Humane Society
  • Take action with The Humane Society and pledge your support to better lives for chimpanzees. Pledge your support for the idea that chimpanzees used for scientific research should have a safe and happy retirement. The Humane Society
  • Take action with The Humane Society and voice your support the transparency of factory farms. Pledge to fight the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bills on behalf of animals and share this pledge with friends and family to ensure that the agriculture industry’s efforts to hide animal abuse are exposed. The Humane Society
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund: stop the loss of national parks, forests, monuments, and wildlife refuges. Tell Congress to back off and change course. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell the GOP House not to sacrifice our public lands to Big Oil. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and ask Scott Tipton to vote “no” on HR 232 and HR 1348 to protect our forests and wilderness areas. One bill will allow states to purchase up to two million acres of national forests; the other would undermine the wilderness act. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy to tell White House and Congress that you oppose rollbacks of US climate action. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell the Nebraska Public Service Commission to block Keystone XL! Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund: Protect Wildlife, Oppose Climate Rollbacks. Send a message to your Senators and Representatives to oppose any rollback in measures that address climate change, and to support efforts that protect people and wildlife from environmental harm. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and ask the BLM and Forest Service to reject North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan and fracking on our public lands. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Western Environmental Law Center and sign the petition to defend endangered winter steelhead. Western Environmental Law Center
  • Take Action with the Ocean Conservancy. Don’t let Congress dismantle the Endangered Species Act. Ocean Conservancy
  • Take action with Moms Clean Air Force and tell Congress to stop cutting the EPAs budget. Moms Clean Air Force
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) you support jaguar recovery efforts wherever there is potential habitat in the US. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition to stop the attack on the Endangered Species Act. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Wilderness Workshop and call Rep Scott Tipton to tell him that transferring law enforcement on public lands to local sheriff’s departments is a bad idea, and will likely result in laws not being enforced. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and ask the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to stop Hilcorp Alaska’s gas leak. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and tell Congress not to allow oil fields in the Arctic Refuge. The Wilderness Society
  • Take Action with Patagonia and call Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and urge him to keep our public lands in public hands and defend Bears Ears National Monument. Patagonia
  • Take action with American Rivers and tell the US Forest Service that you support protecting the Boundary Waters with a 20-year withdrawal of this special place from sulfide-ore copper mining. American Rivers
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators not to reverse the Bureau of Land Management’s flaring and venting rule. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell your members of Congress that Bears Ears National Monument must not be plundered for the financial benefit of the few. Sierra Club
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell the Trump administration that you don’t want your public lands to be handed over to Peabody Energy. Tell Trump that Americans, not coal executives, come first. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Wolf Conservation Center and oppose legislation slated to permanently delist wolves in four states and allow trophy hunting of wolves to resume within the states. Wolf Conservation Center
  • Take action with Utah Diné Bikéyah to ask Interior Secretary Zinke to leave the Bears Ears National Monument boundary alone. Utah Diné Bikéyah
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell your Senators to block Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt’s attempts to dismantle the EPA. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Water for Colorado to ask Governor Hickenlooper to protect Colorado’s Rivers. Water for Colorado
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition and send a letter-to-the-editor of your local newspaper to demonstrate support for the Endangered Species Act. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition by speaking out in your home town. Find a town hall event near you and speak about your support for the Endangered Species Act. Be sure to let Endangered Species Coalition know you are speaking out and check out their site for additional resources. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to vote no on HJ Res 46 that would roll back the National Park Service’s ability to regulate oil and gas drilling in National Parks. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell the Senate not to re-open areas of the Arctic for oil and gas drilling. Friends of the Earth
  • Sign Rocky Mountain Wild’s petition asking the BLM to protect critical habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • Take action with The Nature Conservancy to urge Congress to stand up for permanent reauthorization and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund today for bison and all of the species that are critical to our natural spaces. The Nature Conservancy
  • Take action with Wildlands Network and ask Congress to build wildlife bridges, not walls. Wildlands Network
  • The American Bird Conservancy is collecting signatures for a petition that will be presented to government decision makers on Earth Day April 22nd in regards to sweeping changes that are in the works to the Endangered Species Act. American Bird Conservancy
  • A letter campaign from WildEarth Guardians to ask Governor Hickenlooper to lead the way on climate and reduce carbon emissions. WildEarth Guardians
  • Congress is considering the War on Wolves Act, House HR 424 and Senate S164, directing the Secretary of Interior to remove protections from wolves in Wyoming and the Western Great Lakes, despite court rulings throwing out earlier efforts to strip safeguards. Take action with WildEarth Guardians to call and write your Senators and Representative today and tell them you oppose these bills. WildEarth Guardians
  • Congress introduced a bill to “terminate” the Environmental Protection Agency. Take action with Sierra Club to contact your Congress people and ask them to defend the EPA. Sierra Club

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