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Receive free admission to national parks

Start the season with a visit to a national park, and receive free weekend admission at all 417 sites during National Park Week.

Throughout the country, there will be free entrance to all National Park Service sites during the weekends of National Park Week on April 15, 16, 22, and 23. There are also free or […]

April 11th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

How many pesticides are in “Dirty Dozen” foods?

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, but some foods are dangerously worse than others. The top “Dirty Dozen” are ranked by the Environmental Working Group in its Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2017 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
Peaches
Pears
Cherries
Grapes
Celery
[…]

Drop off hazardous waste at mobile sites

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste at 11 mobile collection sites during special events hosted this year by the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District.

Since its inception 20 years ago, the program has collected more than seven million pounds of household hazardous waste and kept it out of the landfill and water systems. […]

Learn how to plant and care for trees

Arborists and urban foresters will teach residents how to care for trees in a Heartland Alliance Treekeepers class that begins March 28.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead tree planting, pruning and maintenance projects regionally.

Research shows that […]

Lawrence hosts compost and wood chip sale

The city of Lawrence will be selling wood chips and compost at it’s City Waste Reduction and Recycling Division from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. The sale is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The wood chips are from grinding up trees and brush that private contractors have supplied.  The compost is made […]

March 16th, 2017|Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Recycling, Reuse & repurpose|0 Comments