Scattered throughout the hilly, rocky wilderness of Maine are dozens of smooth, wide trails that have been carefully constructed to provide people of all abilities access to the great outdoors. These trails were designed for people who use wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and other mobility devices. They’re also great for people […]

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Masks, reservations and social distancing on lifts haven’t been the strangest things about Colorado’s 2020-2021 ski season. That honor goes to the snow. “We went from 50-degree weather a few […]

CARBONDALE — Summer camps for children are returning to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center in 2021 with an expanded lineup for younger kids. The experiential learning center is offering a dozen summer camp opportunities for children ages 4 to 13, giving them a chance to explore […]

Feb. 20—Bottle Works and Penguin Court, a Preserve of Brandywine Conservancy, will present NatureWorks Environmental Expo virtually from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6. Presentations will be live-streamed on the Bottle Work’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bottleworksethnicartscenter. For each presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions through the Facebook […]

Investments that protect and restore nature can deliver good economic returns and employment benefits Patrick Verkooijen CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation National leaders are increasingly promising a green industrial revolution to drive their economies’ post-Covid recovery. They are right in believing we cannot go back to our bad […]

© Courtesy of Ridge Vineyards Local Getaways: Why the Santa Cruz Mountains Offer the Escape to Nature We All Need Right Now In my seven years of living in Northern California, I had always thought of the Santa Cruz Mountains, which stretch along the peninsula just south of San Francisco, […]

On Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., the Sourland Conservancy will present “Save the Sourlands Solofest,” a free, hourlong program combining nature documentary and music festival to raise public awareness and funds to address a serious threat to the Sourlands. The third largest forested area in New Jersey, the Sourlands […]

Sunday night was MTV’s Video Music Awards, usually a must-watch for those who think red carpets should have more of an Alice in Wonderland (in Chains!) tea party vibe. But this year was destined to be different, because it was also the first red carpet of the quarantine era, held […]