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How You Can Help
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Other Ways to Give
Other Ways to Give
Oyster restoration event, Mobile Bay, Alabama. Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC
Get your hands dirty and your feet wet with us in the Gulf of Mexico! RSVP for our Pelican Point volunteer event on April 6 and give back to nature.

Raise Funds for Conservation While You Exercise
The Nature Conservancy Visa
Sound too good to be true? Well it's not. Charity Miles is a new app that lets you designate the Conservancy as your charity of choice, and as you walk, run or bicycle, the app tracks your distance and funds are credited to the Conservancy.

Rustic Crust Supports All Hands on Earth
Rustic Crust Supports All Hands on Earth
Rustic Crust is a supporter of The Nature Conservancy's All Hands on Earth campaign aimed at inspiring people to make the world a better place through simple, everyday actions. In each package of Rustic Crust, there is currently a special discount coupon that provides a contribution to the Conservancy for each one redeemed.

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

Great Places
March 6, 2013
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 Close Encounters with Nature
Lemon sharks.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
Close Encounters with Nature
Whether scary, exciting or just plain unexpected, nature has a way of sneaking up on you. Nature Conservancy staff and friends share exciting stories of their close encounters with hungry orcas, wild dogs and more.

 Water Saving Tips
Drinking water.
Photo © likeablerodent/Flickr via a Creative Commons license
Water Saving Tips
What do a hamburger, plastic bottle and pair of dirty jeans have in common? Answer: H2O. The Conservancy is raising awareness of how much water we really use in our daily lives, culminating in a celebration of World Water Day on March 22.

 Reading for Nature
Mark Tercek.
Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC
Reading for Nature
In his new book, Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek argues that protecting nature is the smartest investment we can make. Pre-order Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature today.

 From Sand to Sea and Back
Hawksbill sea turtle.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
From Sand to Sea and Back
In the Solomon Islands, the Conservancy teamed up with Arnavons communities to write one of the greatest marine conservation stories of our time. Watch as a new generation of sea turtles comes to life and takes to the sea.

 Retreat to Nature
Fisherman at South Fork Canyon, Idaho.
Photo © Sara Sheehy/TNC
Retreat to Nature
Have you connected with nature lately? Retreat to a Nature Conservancy preserve! Enter for chance to win a three-night guided fishing adventure at South Fork Canyon in Idaho or Warm Springs Mountain in Virginia.

 Ask the Conservationist
Elakala Falls in Blackwater State Park, West Virginia.
Photo © Troy and Rusty Lilly
Ask the Conservationist: Are We Running Low on Fresh Water?
Our freshwater scientist tackles one reader's question about the world's supply of available fresh water, whether we really need to be concerned about a shortage, and what we can do about it.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“This photograph reminds me of those magical, fleeting moments in nature.”

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Sunrise at Lake Thompson, Virginia
Photo © Jennifer Molnar/TNC

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.
Hydrate with Reusable Water Bottles
Celebrate World Water Day this month by pledging to always carry reusable water bottles.
Clean Green
Clean your home the responsible way with baking soda and vinegar.
Swap, Don't Shop
Make the green choice: skip the mall and host a clothing swap with friends.
More Vegetables, Please
Eating veggies is an easy way to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC (Reusable water bottle); © Robert Lalasz/TNC (Household cleaning products); © Rubbermaid Products/Flickr (Closet); © Kondor83/iStockphoto (Vegetables at market).
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