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Reading (and Listening) Round Up

Reading (and Listening) Round Up

This writer has been away and is just catching up. So let’s use this update for a quick round up of a few worthwhile reads, gatherings, and listens directly related to our work. Act Today or Miss out -- Taking Nature Black Conference: Later this month is the annual...

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State Parks to the Rescue

State Parks to the Rescue

A few of the 2.6 million visitors to Maryland's Patapsco Valley State Park in 2020. (Photo: Will Parsons/Chesapeake Bay Program)For months we’ve been hearing about increases in park visitation during the pandemic. Now some remarkable statistics are in. Today, we take...

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In Common

In Common

Flags representing all states and territories during inaugural ceremonies on the National Mall. (Photo: Timothy Clary/AFP) Last week's Lightning Update on Public Access and Democracy started a conversation about the importance of public spaces in bringing people...

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Public Access & Democracy

Public Access & Democracy

A note: Please take a moment at the end of this Lightning Update and share a quick story of your own! News and images of this week’s closures of the National Mall and its memorials, the U.S. Capitol, and public streets in Washington are arresting. And yet, there have...

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The Capitol. American Democracy. And Our Responsibility.

The Capitol. American Democracy. And Our Responsibility.

Under the U.S. Capitol dome. (All photos: J. Doherty; drawing: Architect of the Capitol)Many are still processing what happened to our nation last week and trying to understand what comes next. We are also. What is clear is the time for silence has passed, and so...

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Conservation Resolutions for the New Year

Conservation Resolutions for the New Year

As we start a new year -- following one that was so many things, but above all eye-opening -- it seems like a good time to think about how we make 2021 an improvement. Yes, new year resolutions can get tiresome, but they’re really just setting out some goals. Things...

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