Growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s on Valentine Street in East St. Louis, Lillie Marable-Douglas and her siblings learned to ride bikes, mastered skating on the sidewalks, played stick-ball in the streets and swung on swings made from tires. “It was just a time of a lot of fun,” she says.
By Amelia Arvesen As featured on Osprey’s blog. . As mining companies descend upon Northwest British Columbia, Indigenous people in Southeast Alaska grow uneasy. Any toxic waste deposited into the transboundary rivers as a result of operations flows downstream to them, impacting their food security and way of life. After all, water doesn’t stop flowing…
Over thirty years ago the Virginia Wilderness Committee (VWC) under the leadership of Ernie Dickerman proposed protecting Shenandoah Mountain’s most outstanding places as Wilderness.
When Lillie Douglas was growing up on Valentine Street in East St. Louis, Illinois, she remembers roller skating down the sidewalks in her neighborhood. She swung from tire swings suspended in the trees and played stickball in the street.
Rivers connect us. They bring people together along waters that flow from one community to the next. They provide a connection to nature through wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation. And they provide habitat for a diversity of species that create thriving ecosystems. We’re excited to see the Black River watershed and its inhabitants experience all…
The conservation community has lost a humble giant. Adam Kolton, executive director of Alaska Wilderness League passed away early Monday morning. Our thoughts and condolences are with Adam’s loving wife and two sons, and with his Alaska Wilderness League family during this tragic time.
For the first time since our inception in 1989, we are changing how we invest in key partners working to protect our most iconic landscapes.
Twice each year, we award grants to grassroots conservation organizations that are working to secure permanent protections for a specific threatened wild place.
Conservation Alliance grantees funded in October 2018 and March 2019 reported 14 conservation victories, permanently protecting 14,325,235 acres, 330 river miles and one climbing area.
Frank and Jeanne Moore are decades-long stewards and conservation champions for the Steamboat Creek watershed.