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Exploring Nature & Our Planet:
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
We have been a gift in nature for our existence, our enjoyment and our education; preserving it for future generations is our responsibility. Cleaning the air and water, controlling noise, and restoring ravaged landscapes are all pieces of a large mosaic, lengthening lives and improving human well being by reducing the poisons in our air, water, and soil. This is the ideal America we all cherish.
Explore our County, State and National Parks & Beaches:
In March 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park beginning a worldwide national park movement. Today our national parks include a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. In addition, states and local counties have established parks where people can explore and enjoy these natural areas.
Experience Your America – National Park Service
USDA Forest Service – 100 years of caring for the land and serving people
National Park Foundation – share the experience
National Parks Conservation Association – protecting our National Parks for future generations
US National Forest Campground Guide
US National Parks & Monuments travel guide
GORP – Comprehensive National Park information and travel guide
Discover the Many States of California – California State Parks
California State Parks Foundation
Total Escape: California, off the Beaten Path
Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation
Los Angeles County Beaches & Harbors
Watch the Water – Los Angeles County Beaches
Orange County Harbors, Beaches & Parks
Learn more about nature and our planet:
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. ~Charles A. Lindbergh, Life, 22 December 1967
Planet Earth mini series on Discovery Channel
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Nature Conservancy, Protecting nature, preserving life
Ocean Explorer – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Environmental Research Council (UK)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Your Green Guide (UK)
EarthEasy – Ideas for environmentally sustainable living
Grist Magazine – environmental news and commentary
Care2 – the global network for organizations and people who Care2 make a difference
Environmental Defense – finding ways that work
National Environmental and Training Foundation
California Department of Conservation
Develope a more “green” and environmentally conscious lifestyle:
Each of us can lessen our impact on the environment and help conserve natural resources by making changes in our daily lives by reducing the amount of the Earth’s resources that we use, reusing rather than discarding, and recycling things that aren’t reusable into now items.
Learn more at our nature friendly living links page.
On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans of all ages and from all walks of life participated in celebrations from coast to coast, raising public awareness about protecting and cleaning the nation’s environment and conserving natural resources. Today Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains America has made including cleaner air, cleaner water, reduction of solid waste, restoration of ravaged landscapes, and the creation of new urban and national parks. Earth Day is also a time to to further our commitment to conservation and protection of the environment, to reduce pollution and to reduce energy consumption.
Learn more at our Earthday links page.
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