Our Blue Earth
Exotic invasive species threaten trees and forests PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Richard Kerns   
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 18:53

The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg on Tuesday June 16th at 7 pm.  The guest speaker will be Becky Wilson, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service.  Ms. Wilson will give her PowerPoint presentation called "Insects and Disease in the Lives of Forests and Trees".  Her program will begin immediately following a brief business meeting.  The public is welcome to attend.


According to Ms. Wilson, "trees and forests draw us to their beauty, solitude and splendor.  We appreciate these and all of the products and services they provide including wood and wildlife, clean water and air.  There are many exotic and invasive pests and diseases that are ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:39
Bikes (and Sewing Machines) for the World Collection Event for Re-Use PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Woody Getz   
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 10:34


Bikes (and Sewing Machines) for the World

Collection Event for Re-Use

Saturday, May 23, 2009

10 AM - Noon

at Canal Place, Cumberland, MD


Got a bike or sewing machine that you no longer use?  Perhaps ones that no longer work?

As long as it can be repaired/refurbished, this Saturday it can be dropped off at Canal Place in Cumberland and will find new life at a another home somewhere in our world.

The Cumberland Rotary and Western Maryland Wheelmen will be at the drop-off site accepting bikes and sewing machines, preparing them for their journey to their new owner.  Part of a larger program conducted by Bikes for the World and the Washington (DC) Area Bicyclist Association, this event is a win-win many times over.  It provides you ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 12:29
Who Really Owns Our National Parks? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan DeVan   
Saturday, 18 April 2009 10:58

      Americans may think we have complete sovereignty over National
Parks, Monuments, and other places of historical or geographical value
within our own borders.  The truth is shocking.  In 1972 the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) drew up a treaty
called The Convention Concerning Protection of the World Cultural and
Natural Heritage.  UNESCO's official website says, "World Heritage
sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory
on which they are located."  Under Carter, Reagan, the first Bush, and
Clinton, the following U.S. National and State Parks were put on the World
Heritage list: Mesa Verde; Yellowstone; Everglades; Grand Canyon; Redwood;
Mammoth Cave; Olympic; Great Smoky Mountains; ...

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2009 15:57
Earth Day Reflection: April 22, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Etchison   
Saturday, 18 April 2009 10:38


We don't seem to get it.  By "we," I mean the majority of people around the world, especially people in developed countries.  By "it," I mean the simple fact that global warming-along with a few other indignities perpetrated by humanity on Mother Earth-is killing the planet.  A decade or more ago, I would have said killing the planet slowly.  No longer.  The scientific evidence clearly indicates that our environment is heading down the tubes, from glaciers receding at ever increasing rates, to deserts expanding, to tropical diseases moving outward from the equator, to progressively more violent storms.  And, for the most part, the developed countries-those who have set Earth on this catastrophic course through burning of fossil fuels-continue business as ...

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2009 07:58
Allegany County Residential Electronics Collection Event for Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Woody Getz from info provided by Allegany County Dept. of Public Works / Recycling   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 07:34
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:16

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