Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

By Andrea Lauritzen, Rocky Mountain Wild volunteer

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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!

In and around Denver:

  • 5/30 Do you care about clean air? Do you believe that your health—or the health of others in your family, in your neighborhood, or in your work circle—has been affected by polluted air? Then join the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Sierra Club for a community meeting in opposition to the Central 70 expansion project. Sierra Club
  • 6/3 Groundwork Denver presents Beginning Beekeeping. Do you want to learn the basics about honey bees and their colonies? Are you interested in having your own hive? If the answer to those questions is a yes then this class is for you. Groundwork Denver
  • 6/3-4 350 Colorado. 350 Colorado Climate Leadership Workshop Location TBA. 350 Colorado
  • 6/5-7 Environmental Leader Conference Hyatt Regency Denver Tech. This conference offers a unique opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to come together to identify new areas of opportunity to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations goals. Environmental Leader Conference
  • 6/10 Groundwork Denver: Sister Gardens and The Conflict Center’s Garden Tour. The 17th Annual Enchanted Gardens of Northwest Denver Garden Tour has served as a fundraiser for The Conflict’s Center’s local school programs since 2001. This tour showcases gardens in northwest Denver. Groundwork Denver
  • 6/10 Colorado Native Plant Society is hosting the Native Plant Garden Tour – Denver Area with six area private gardens as well as two public gardens. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/14 The Nature Conservancy presents Incredible Predators IMAX Screening at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This special screening of the IMAX film Incredible Predators 3D looks at the world of major predators as never before, providing insight into the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. The Nature Conservancy
  • 6/15 The Science Lounge: Space Oddity. The Greeks and Romans were no strangers to adult encounters. Go “stargayzing” in Gates Planetarium as you delve into the myths behind constellations. Explore sex and gender in the ancient world and end the night by viewing celestial bodies through telescopes. Presented in partnership with the GLBT Community Center of Colorado as part of Denver Pride Fest Week. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 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 COSEIA for their Summer Solstice Celebration of solar jobs! Colorado has experienced tremendous growth in its solar workforce – now more than 6,000 strong – and COSEIA wants to invite you to help them celebrate that success and build for the future. COSEIA
  • 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:

  • 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 Durango – Ready for 100 Strategy Session. Join Colorado Sierra Club Conservation Programs Manager Bryce Carter for a strategy brainstorming session with the Sierra Club and Durango Ready for 100 Campaign. Sierra Club
  • 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
  • 5/28 Boulder – Join volunteer naturalists for a spring wildflower hike in the beautiful foothills west of Boulder. We will hike about 1.5-miles through forest and meadows in search of spring wildflowers, enjoying some beautiful vistas along the way. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 5/30 Boulder – Heart Activating Art: In Gratitude for Nature. Art is a way to express our non-verbal gratitude towards nature. Contemplative Artist, Suzanne Frazier will introduce us to a meditative approach to creating our personal expression. We will spend an evening drawing with oil pastels to explore our heart-centered response toward our environment. Boulder Rights of Nature
  • 5/30 Highlands Ranch – Save Chatfield State Park. Important Public Meeting. The Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company is holding an Open House for the public to see final designs for the recreational modification and environmental mitigation projects that will be undertaken at Chatfield State Park. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 6/1 Boulder – Learn more about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the people and wildlife that rely on it. Join Defenders of Wildlife and their partners, the Sierra Club and members of the Alaska Native Gwich’in Nation, for a free screening of Patagonia’s film, The Refuge, followed by a discussion about the importance of protecting the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas drilling. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 6/3 Lyons – Join Colorado Native Bird Care & Conservation’s charity paint ‘n sip. With the help of a talented instructor, they will be painting a broad-tailed hummingbird visiting Colorado’s state flower, the Rocky Mountain columbine. Colorado Native Bird Care & Conservation
  • 6/3 Nederland – Join volunteer naturalists for an easy 1.5 mile hike around Mud Lake and through the montane forest to enjoy the beautiful spring wildflowers. Along the trail we will also watch for signs of wildlife that call this area home. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 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
  • 6/6 Longmont – Join your family and friends an evening hike to explore your local parks. At each hike, volunteer naturalists interpret each park’s history, geology, ecosystems, plants and wildlife. Sunset hikes are easy-moderate hiking and suitable for all ages. Hikes conclude at sunset. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 6/7 Boulder – The Geological Story of the Front Range – a one-day field class driving tour, with a final indoor summary. You’ll learn about the pieces of our geologic history, and how to use them to interpret other regions as well. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/7 Lafayette – The City of Lafayette and Colorado Native Plant Society are hosting a field trip of Lafayette’s Two Creeks open space. They’ll be visiting the confluence of Rocky Creek and Coal Creek, looking for what’s in bloom, discuss plant and animal ecology. The site offers three general plant community types: riparian, native prairie (small remnant area), and the distinctive subset of prairie plants associated with prairie dog colonies. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/8 Boulder – Join Clean Energy Action and the CU Environmental Center in welcoming Mr. Tony Seba, author, renewable energy entrepreneur, regenerative economy visionary, and Winner of the 2017 Clean Energy Action Sunshine Award for accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy! Clean Energy Action
  • 6/10 Longmont – Join volunteer naturalist Roger Myers to learn about the geology of Sandstone Ranch and Boulder County. From a scenic overlook, we will learn about this dramatic landscape. After a short and easy walk exploring geologic history, you can visit the historic Sandstone Ranch house to learn about the human history associated with this site. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • 6/10 Pueblo – Colorado Native Plant Society is hosting a field trip to the Shortgrass Prairie at Lake Pueblo State Park. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/10 Fort Collins – Kick-off Native Plant Week with the Colorado Native Plant Society. The kick-off includes speakers from local organizations and agencies working to promote native plants. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/11 Fort Collins (carpool) – Colorado Native Plant Society will conduct a guided hike to a riparian area in the Pawnee Grasslands that you probably would not find on your own. Expect to see some unique grasses, sedges, rushes, and many forbs in and around the water. If the time is right, there can be an amazing number of wildflowers in bloom on the prairie. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/12 Golden – Traverse the west and southwest slopes of North Table Mountain on the City of of Golden North Table Mountain Trail, then climb through the rim onto the top of the mesa, and return by way of the Jefferson County Open Space North Table Mountain Loop, crossing diverse plant communities where plains and foothills species mingle. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 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
  • 6/15 Glen Haven – Take the Dunraven Trail and photograph montane and some streamside wildflowers. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/17 Cascade – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for a field trip to Elk Park Knoll on Pikes Peak. Travel up to 12,000 ft. to see the unique alpine tundra in this unusual habitat, including dwarf alpine columbines, endemic alpine bluebells, endemic alpine parsley, and dozens of other high altitude blooms. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/17 Pagosa Springs – The Colorado Natural Area program is expecting to designate the Pagosa Skyrocket Natural Area in Archuleta County in 2017. Colorado Native Plant Society is planning a field trip to see it. Pagosa Skyrocket is a globally rare species listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/20 Lakewood – Hike the Green Mountain Trail to the tower and loop back on the Hayden Trail. Flowers may include Mariposa Lily, White Horsemint, White Larkspur, Cream Tips, Copper Mallow, and Scarlet Gaura. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 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
  • 6/21 Boulder – The Geological Story of the Front Range – a one-day field class driving tour, with a final indoor summary. You’ll learn about the pieces of our geologic history, and how to use them to interpret other regions as well. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/23 Littleton – Nocturnal Wildlife Hike-Bats, Beavers and more! Join in on this program in search of bats, beavers, owls and more. Listen for coyote calls, check out bat houses around the ponds, and see if the beaver are making progress on their South Platte River dam. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 6/24 Centennial – Audubon Society of Greater Denver: Summer Solstice Walk in the Park-Cherry Creek Valley Eco Park. Join master birders from the Audubon Society and reps from land use agencies who are engaged in stream reclamation and floor control projects along Cherry Creek for a look at our local waterway-from a birds eye view. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 6/25 Chaffee County – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for a field trip to see Cottonwood Pass Alpine Flowers. They’ll do a short hike through the tundra to see alpines not found on Pikes Peak, including lavender wallflower and Smellowskia. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/25 Durango – Join Gwen Kittel for a field trip on public lands to discover up to 11 species of willows. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 7/1 Boulder – Join Colorado Native Plant Society in partnership with Audubon Rockies and the Boulder Audubon Society to visit five Boulder area private gardens in the Native Plant Garden Tour – Boulder Area. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 7/8 Jefferson County – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for a field trip to Ranson Edwards Jefferson County open space. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 7/8 Boulder – Take the Anne U. White Sneak Peek Hike with Boulder County Plant Ecologist Carrie Cimo. This trail was significantly impacted by the flood of 2013 and following repair efforts from the Boulder County trail crew, is very close to re-opening. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 7/10 Loveland – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for the Carter Lake Wildflower Hike – Sundance Trailhead. This will be a botany-paced (slow) hike focused on plant identification. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 7/14 Jefferson – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for the French Creek and French Pass trail. The trail passes through several different habitats (upper montane, subalpine, riparian, meadows, alpine), so a wide variety of wildflowers should be present. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 7/14-17 Park City, UT – Join Audubon for the 2017 Audubon Convention: Elevating Audubon: America’s Most Effective Conservation Network, an opportunity for learning, networking, collaborating, and birding. Audubon
  • 7/15 Colorado Springs – Join Colorado Native Plant Society for a view of Buffalo Canyon – Woodlillies. They’ll follow the creek below St. Mary’s Falls to look for rare woodlillies and many other lower elevation riparian flowers. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 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:

  • The Crowd & the Cloud is an NSF-funded project that explores how ordinary citizens can contribute to the advancement of science to solve problems in our work. Participants in the study will be asked to view an hour long episode of the program and then participate in an hour long focus group. For this study, they are looking for members of the general public, people who have previously participated in citizen science projects, and professional scientists to participate. The study will take place at the History Colorado Center, Friday, June 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Crowd & the Cloud
  • The Front Range Pika Project is a citizen science program that engages the public in conservation research on the American pika. Pika Patrol volunteers follow monitoring protocols to collect data about pikas and their habitat in high altitude field sites, thereby informing efforts to assess whether pikas are impacted by climate change. To participate, volunteer must register for the evening classroom training and the field training. Evening: Thursday, August 3, 6-8 pm at American Mountaineering Center in Golden; Field: Saturday, August 5, 9 am-1 pm at Loveland Pass on Hwy 6. Front Range Pika Project

Jobs and Internships:

  • Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks to hire a Community Relations Coordinator to recruit and coordinate volunteers, support our volunteer projects, conduct community outreach, build partnerships, plan community events, provide administrative support to our staff and volunteers, and maintain a well-functioning office environment. Application due date is June 5. Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
  • Audubon Society of Greater Denver is looking for a dedicated, energetic, and enthusiastic individual to join the education team! The full-time position will be responsible for planning, preparing, and teaching environmental education programs (about birds, habitats, watersheds, water quality, and conservation) for school-aged students, families, and adults. Please send a cover letter and resume to schoolprograms@denveraudubon.org. The position is open until June 9 or until 50 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • Loomacres is seeking a full time wildlife biologist to assist with monitoring and mitigation of wildlife hazards in Arizona. Deadline to apply is June 10. Loomacres
  • Wildlife Conflict Resolution Program Coordinator. The National Wildlife Federation is looking for a qualified contractor to expand their Wildlife Conflict Resolution Program to Nevada and Colorado. Qualifications include knowledge of public land grazing management and wildlife/livestock conflict. The National Wildlife Federation
  • Western Resource Advocates is searching for a Digital Communications Coordinator to create and implement an organizational communications plan, ensuring the plan aligns with the WRA mission and brand and that communications support the organization’s policy, program, and marketing objectives. Deadline to apply: May 30. Western Resource Advocates
  • The Wilderness Society is seeking a Policy and Planning Specialist in Denver. The Policy and Planning Specialist would assist in efforts to defend public land laws, policies and conservation designations from rollbacks, with a focus on national monuments and the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands, coordinating closely with our Parks and Public Lands Defense campaign, particularly field operations. The Wilderness Society
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Celebrate National Trails Day with Boulder County Parks and Open Space and Boulder Mountainbike Alliance to work on the new multi-use trail connecting Lefthand Canyon to the main trailhead at Heil on June 3. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • Volunteer with Boulder County Parks and Open Space on June 3 to clean up and restore the forests as Boulder County finishes up ongoing treatment efforts to restore healthy ecosystems and mitigate wildfire threat. Boulder County Parks and Open Space
  • Join Boulder County Parks and Open Space for weed pull projects that are designed to enhance growth of native plants on June 18. Boulder Bounty Parks and Open Space
  • 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

Actions:

New actions since last week:

  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 Take action with Wilderness Workshop and submit a letter to Interior Secretary Zinke or call him to keep protections for Bears Ears National Monument. Wilderness Workshop
  • Take action with Audubon and urge the Department of the Interior not to undo or limit America’s national monuments. Audubon
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell Secretary Zinke not to put our wildlife and wild places at risk in the name of oil, gas, and coal – protect our national monuments. Defenders of Wildlife
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation and tell your members of Congress a message that Colorado’s sportsmen and women expect public lands to stay in public hands, and urge them to oppose any effort to sell or transfer the foundation of our sporting heritage. National Wildlife Federation
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and sign the petition to urge the Colorado Water Conservation Board to stop diverting water from West Slope rivers. Conservation Colorado

Old actions:

  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to ask your Senators to reject Donald Trump’s nominee David Bernhardt – an oil industry shill and climate denier – to be Number 2 at the Department of the Interior. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and send your message to protect National Monuments under threat. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • Take action with San Juan Citizens Alliance to demand that the Canyons of the Ancients remain fully protected. San Juan Citizens Alliance
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 Take action with Monuments for All to make a public comment for Bears Ears (comment period open until May 26). Monuments for All
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 Take action with Patagonia to send your Bears Ears comments to the Department of the Interior. Patagonia
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society and ask your congressional representatives to defend against any budget-related attacks on the Arctic Refuge. The Wilderness Society
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 Take action with EarthJustice and urge Secretary Zinke to protect Bears Ears National Monument. EarthJustice
  • Take action with Climate Parents to ask your Representative to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Climate Parents
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and tell Secretary Zinke that you want our monuments to remain protected. Conservation Colorado
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 Take action with The Wilderness Society and submit a comment to tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that Bears Ears and other national monuments are worth saving. The Wilderness Society
  • Take action with Audubon to ask Ivanka Trump to keep the US in the Paris Climate Agreement. Audubon
  • Take action with Conservation Colorado and urge your Senator to establish more sustainable funding for our state parks. Conservation Colorado
  • Take action with Endangered Species Coalition to thank congressional leaders who helped to keep wolves protected by keeping the “poison pill” riders off the spending bill. Endangered Species Coalition
  • Take action with WildEarth Guardians and send a letter to the US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement telling them to shut down the San Juan coal mine and generating station. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell your Senator to defend the Energy Star program from Trump’s attacks. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Audubon to let Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Gardner know that Coloradans support a balanced and innovative approach to managing our most precious resource in the West: water. Audubon
  • Take action with Sierra Club and ask your mayor to support a 100% clean, renewable energy future and add their name to the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy endorsement letter. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth to tell your Senator to vote NO on giving $800 million to Big Oil. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with The Wilderness Society to ask your senators to REJECT Trump-led anti-park attacks. The Wilderness Society
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 Take action with WildEarth Guardians and tell Interior Secretary Zinke to respect his department’s years-long evaluation process for designating Bears Ears National Monument. WildEarth Guardians
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Congress to step up and reject any efforts to drill off our coasts. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Sierra Club and tell Secretary Zinke that any attempts to revoke or shrink our national monuments is an assault on our historical, cultural, and natural heritage. Sierra Club
  • Take action with Friends of the Earth and tell your Senators to reject Trump’s tax plan to slash taxes for giant corporations while starting the EPA of the resources it needs to protect our planet. Friends of the Earth
  • Take action with Defenders of Wildlife and tell Secretary Zinke to protect national monuments as they are currently designated. Defenders of Wildlife
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 National Wildlife Federation Action fund to stop the destruction of monarch habitat. National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
  • 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 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 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
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 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
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 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
  • ACTION ENDS 5/26 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 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
  • 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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