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Organic Bouquet Supports the Gulf Coast
Now when you purchase a bouquet from Organic Bouquet's Gulf Relief Collection, $10 will be contributed to The Nature Conservancy's Gulf of Mexico Restoration Fund. Organic Bouquet's Relief campaign runs through August 31, 2010.

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The Conservancy in the Gulf
Gulf interactive map.
Graphic © TNC
The Conservancy in the Gulf
For more than 35 years, The Nature Conservancy has been part of the Gulf Coast community. Learn about the Conservancy's signature projects in the Gulf, our responses to the oil spill and our vision for restoring this special area.

Students and Nature
Studying dragonflies at Willow
Grove Lake Preserve, New Jersey.
Photo © Amy Deputy
Students and Nature
This summer, 56 students from New York City will work, live and play on the Conservancy's nature preserves across the nation. See how the Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program is making a difference for children and nature!

Photographs from the Spill
Oil-slicked marsh grasses at Barataria Bay, Louisiana.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Photographs from the Spill
Take a virtual trip to Louisiana with photographer Bridget Besaw as she photographs oil-covered marshes and mangroves, and interviews the courageous people cleaning up the mess.

 Flown the Coop
Santa Cruz Island eagles.
Photo © Jim C. Spickler
Flown the Coop
The eaglets of Santa Cruz Island, California, have fledged! And they helped set a new record! Read how the Channel Islands enjoyed a wildly successful nesting season and discover what's next for California's youngest bald eagles from IWS scientist Peter Sharpe.

 Do Mangrove Forests Save Lives?
Mangrove in Warderick Wells Cay in the Bahamas Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park. Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Do Mangrove Forests Save Lives?
In the harsh frontier between land and sea, mangrove forests provide millions of people with clean water, protection against storms and more. Learn how one of the world's most valuable ecosystems may also be the most endangered.

 The Grand Canyon, El Capitan, the Baraboo Hills?
Ferry Bluff, Sauk City, Wisconsin.
Photo © Steve S. Meyer
Nature Photographer: Steve S. Meyer
Meet Steve S. Meyer, 2009 Photo Contest Finalist, and read about his lifelong relationship with Wisconsin's Baraboo Hills and how they shaped him as a photographer. Do you have a photo of your favorite place? Enter your own nature photos to our 5th annual digital photography competition!

 Ask the Conservationist
Fort Carson Army Base, near
Pueblo, Colorado.
Photo © Peter McBride
Ask the Conservationist: Conservation and the Military — Unlikely Friends?
A Facebook friend from Texas wants to know: is the Conservancy involved inside military bases to promote or teach the base managers about its impact on their local environment?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“Magically, the stallion positioned himself in one corner of the viewfinder next to a female and posed.”

Read More and Download the Photo as Desktop Wallpaper

Grevy's zebra.
Photo © Kenneth K. Coe

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 Your Pets
Read our top 5 tips for reducing your pets' "pawprint."
Using Used
One person's trash can be another person's treasure.
Diversify Your Yard
Why does diversity matter to Mother Nature?
Don't Hike with Pests
See how cleaning your boots can help protect nature.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Simon Podgorsek (Dog on leash); © iStockphoto.com (Garage sale); © Cheryl Rose (American Copper butterfly); © Robert Lalasz/TNC (Hiking boots).
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