Take Action: Keep the Mississippi River Healthy and Safe
An ill-advised Army Corps of Engineers project, the New Madrid Floodway Levee, is threatening the health of the Mississippi River and nearby communities. The levee would separate the river from its floodplain, putting 50,000 acres of wetlands and habitat at risk.
Tell the Army Corps that in order to protect wetlands and nearby communities, the New Madrid Floodway Levee must not go forward.
Take Action: End Washington Gridlock to Protect Our Air and Water
Obstruction in Congress is at unprecedented levels -- and it threatens clean air, water, and climate action. The DC Circuit Court is the "last word" on many environmental laws -- but, three highly qualified nominees are being blocked by Senate extremists.
Tell your senators to end the gridlock!
Grassroots Activism: Albuquerque Youth Fight to Protect the Bosque
Young people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are standing up to protect The Bosque, a cherished local forest, from the threat of development. Last week their "Protect the Bosque" entry in the local Dia de los Muertos parade won an award.
Learn more on The Planet blog.
Grassroots Activism: Getting D.C. Kids into Nature
Did you know that only one in five kids lives within walking distance of a playground or park? Jackie Ostfeld of Sierra Club Outdoors recently helped kids with the Washington, D.C., Sierra Club Inner City Outings group get outdoors in Great Falls National Park.
Read Jackie's column about the trip and the importance of getting kids outdoors.