Thursday, October 18, 2018
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY: State sends conservation corps team to support hurricane response efforts in South Carolina

Washington Department of Ecology is sending 12 Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) members on a 45-day assignment to South Carolina to assist community relief efforts after Hurricane Florence made landfall on Sept. 14.
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Head to Mead Wildlife Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive event

Celebrate the arrival of fall and head to the Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive
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WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: WVDEP Approves 10 Applicants for FY2019 CED Recycling Grants

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program has approved 10 applicants for grant amounts totaling $121,151.
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Help DNR staff monitor Wisconsin's wolf population - become a volunteer wolf carnivore tracker

Wisconsin's wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state to help track animals each winter - individuals who are interested in playing a key role in wildlife management are encouraged to sign up for one of several classes offered statewide.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: U.S., Canada, Mexico Reach Deal on New Trade Pact

In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, the U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: City of Grand Haven Brownfield Redevelopment Authority awarded MDEQ Grant

A busy corner lot in the City of Grand Haven will be evaluated for potential environmental contamination with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: MDOT Offiials met with Queen Anne's County as part of Annual Statewide Tour to discuss transportation priorities

Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today met with Queen Anne’s County officials to discuss the Draft FY 2019–2024 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft six-year capital budget.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hawaii's National Hunting and Fishing Day Recognized Contributions of Sportsmen and Women

The contributions of hunters and fishers to conservation were again recognized nationally and in Hawai‘i during National Hunting and Fishing Day events.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Encourages Volunteerism in Celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day and Public Lands Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Public Lands Day by hosting statewide events at Florida’s state parks, aquatic preserves and National Estuarine Research Reserves -- promoting volunteerism and preserving Florida’s natural environment.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Water Summary Update: wettest August in 11 years

Drought conditions in Iowa changed thanks to the wettest August since 2007, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
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KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Flood Victims Eligible for Free Birth and Marriage Certificate Replacements

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is providing assistance to Sept. 3 flood victims and their immediate family members who may need to replace birth and marriage certificates damaged or destroyed by this event.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks applicants for sustainable materials management project funding

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for funding to implement or enhance sustainable materials management projects in Idaho.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Portions of Kula Forest Reserve and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area to be closed September 4 through November 2

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve –Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area from Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Friday, November 2, 2018, to allow for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements, and fuel mitigation work to be completed.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s 19th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct. 12

The Kent Conservation District invites everyone to a rompin’, stompin’ good time at its 19th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser to be held from 6 to 11 p.m.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: EPA's Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule "Huge Improvement" Over Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency today released a proposed replacement for the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan,” which was finalized in August of 2015.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: Court Decision against Weed Killer Based on Bad Evidence Could Raise Food Prices, Harm the Environment

Last week, a jury in California awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed glyphosate, an ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, caused his cancer.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Due to a misguided ruling by a single federal district court today, the overbroad, vague and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule is now the law of the land in twenty-six states.
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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Listening Session Scheduled for ADEQ's Air Integrated Regulation Streamlining Project

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued the following announcement on Aug. 6.The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is announcing a listening session scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Dairy Revenue Insurance Available October 9 from AFBIS

A new dairy insurance service from American Farm Bureau Insurance Services will bring an extra level of support to a dairy sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.
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