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Sustainably-grown flowers for Mother's Day are sure to make mom smile. When you send her flowers from Organic Bouquet, 10% of your purchase will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Avon Hello Green Tomorrow
Avon’s Hello Green Tomorrow
Building on the success of their 2010 initiative, beginning in April 2011 Avon Products, Inc. will contribute proceeds from the sale of an aluminum water bottle in the U.S. and other items in 50 countries around the world to the Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees campaign.

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Great Places
May 4, 2011
Volume 11, Issue 05


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Watch the Live Eagle Cam
Channel Islands Live Bald Eagle Webcam
Watch the Live Eagle Cam
Bald eagles are once again nesting on our Santa Cruz Island preserve off the coast of southern California—and you can watch the action live! This year the camera is focused on a new nest. Can you spot a chick?

Mother’s Day Is May 8th!
The Conservancy's Chris Fischer and daughter Cassie.
Photo © Cynthia Tapley/TNC
Mother's Day Is May 8th!
Did you know that medicines made from coral reefs help treat leukemia, lymphoma and other types of cancers? This Mother's Day, honor Mom with a gift that could help keep her and nature healthy.

Special Photos of Moms and Babies
A mallard and her ducklings.
Photo © John Winfree
Special Photos of Moms and Babies
It's tough raising a family these days, especially in the wild. But by safeguarding breeding habitat and creating wildlife corridors, The Nature Conservancy is helping make mom's job a little easier. Celebrate her with these sweet photos of animal families living on Conservancy-protected lands around the world!

 Visit Our Virtual Aquarium
Onlookers watch a tortoise at the Vancouver Aquarium.
© Flickr user kennymatic via a Creative Commons license
Visit Our Virtual Aquarium
Explore the wonders of the sea! Watch underwater videos at the Mariner's Theater, get up close with amazing marine species at the Touch Tank and learn how you can help protect our oceans. Best part? Admission is free and the doors are always open.

 Budget Cuts: Good News and Bad News
Flyfishing at dawn on the Hoh River, Washington.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Budget Cuts: Good News and Bad
Yes, the U.S. Congress cut conservation spending for 2011—but thanks to your support, important programs that were originally on the chopping block did not get eliminated. But there's no time to rest! Help us save future funding for protection of clean water, clean air and outdoor places.

 Ask the Conservationist: Reefs Made from Scrap Concrete?
Jeff DeQuattro in front of oyster reef installations in Alabama.
Photo © Beth Maynor Young
Ask the Conservationist: Reefs Made from Scrap Concrete?
More than 85 percent of the world's shellfish have been lost—which is why the Conservancy is rebuilding oyster reefs in places like the Gulf Coast. One eco-minded reader wants to know: can this important work be done from recycled concrete?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“This great egret was making trips back and forth…”

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Great egret, Florida.
Photo © Kent Mason

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 Caffeine
Life is too precious to drink unsustainable coffee.
Raise Your Own Chickens
Even city folk can do it—find out how!
Leave Your Computer On
Computer geeks can help solve climate change!
Green Your Office
Be as environmentally minded at work as you are at home.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Diego Ochoa/TNC (Coffee beans); © Sus Danner/TNC (Backyard chickens); © iStockphoto (Computer station); © Erika Nortemann/TNC (Green your office).
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