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Penguin Books Supports Plant a Billion Trees
Penguin Books Supports Plant a Billion Trees
This summer, Penguin Books is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is proud to support our Plant a Billion Trees campaign. Learn about Penguin's support, their anniversary tour with well-known authors and much more.

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Every issue of our magazine includes conservation success stories and in-depth articles — plus gorgeous photography from around the world.

Great Places
July 7, 2010
Volume 10, Issue 7

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Help Save America’s Great Outdoors
Land and Water Conservation Fund map.
Photo © TNC
Help Save America's Great Outdoors
What's your favorite natural landmark? Chances are the Land and Water Conservation Fund played a role in its protection. See how this important federal fund has benefited people and nature across the United States — and how you can support it.

You Tell Us: What’s Your Favorite Natural Place?
Rocky Mountain Front, Montana.
Photo © John Lambing
You Tell Us: What's Your Favorite Natural Place?
From Willapa Bay in southwest Washington to Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided millions of dollars to protect America's great outdoors. What's your most treasured place?

Natural Light: Great Landscapes
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
Photo © Craig Bill
Natural Light: Great Landscapes
No mater where you live, you can take a virtual vacation to nature's most photogenic landscapes. Feast your eyes on majestic mountains, lush forests and more!

 Green Outside Party Kit
Bourbon mint tea.
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Green Outside Party Kit
Are you hosting a backyard BBQ this summer? Check out the Conservancy's Green Outside Party Kit and learn 5 ways you can throw an eco-friendly backyard bash.

 Penobscot River Revival
A portion of the old Howland Dam on the Penobscot River in Howland, Maine. Photo © Bridget Besaw
Penobscot River Revival
The Conservancy and other conservation groups have purchased 3 dams on Maine's Penobscot River. See how they plan to tear down the dams to restore Atlantic salmon, shad and other fish.

 Photos from the Gulf
Collecting water samples in Louisiana. Photo © Bridget Besaw
Photos from the Gulf
See unbelievable images of the Gulf oil spill — and how the Conservancy is responding to the spill — from photographer Bridget Besaw's trip to the Gulf states.

 A Gift for the Future
Cathy Randall.
Photo © Meg Thomson/TNC
A Gift for the Future
Cathy and Bob Randall each took the simple steps to include the Conservancy in their estate plans because they wanted to contribute to the protection of Earth for future generations. They say that leaving their legacy for nature was "as simple as can be."

 Ask the Conservationist: Hope for the Gulf
Oyster reef restoration in Copano Bay, Texas. Photo © Mark Gagliano
Ask the Conservationist: Hope for the Gulf
As oil washes on the shores of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, one can't help but wonder: Is there any hope for the future of our Gulf States? Read how one optimistic state — Texas — can lead the way in restoring the Gulf of Mexico.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“I couldn't help but let my lens stray to the infectious joy of the younger generation.”

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Indigenous Protected Area celebration in northern Australia.
Photo © Peter Eve

Go Green Go Green
Explore eco-tips from Nature Conservancy staff and leading environment bloggers on how to make personal, science-based choices to help save the planet. Get more tips at our Everyday Environmentalist web page.
Green Outside Party Kit
Plan the perfect eco-friendly backyard bash.
Give a Bee a Home
Find out how orchard mason bees are beneficial pollinators.
Green Your Household Products
Make your household products more green!
Start Composting
Have you started composting yet?
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © *CQ*/Flickr (Corn on the cob); © Chris Helzer/TNC (Orchard mason bee); © Robert Lalasz/TNC (Household cleaning products); © net_efekt/Flickr (Compost).
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