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Biden Suspends Oil Leases

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/01/biden-suspends-oil-drilling-leases-alaska-arctic-refuge-trump-era

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Follow Up To Heirloom Apple Project AT GMREC

Ray Covington sent around an update on the heirloom apple project, which has gotten a lot of publicity. As you can see, there is also bad news for the local apple industry: Good morning everyone, I know I said I … Continue reading

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Crab Apples, Some Dogwood, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Our crabapples are in bloom, and some dogwoods are there, or almost there. We had a little rain today, maybe a little less than a quarter inch, and that should help matters. This is the time of year to look … Continue reading

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Dogwood Report

The dogwoods are in process of blooming, but I haven’t seen one in bloom yet. There may be a few this weekend, depending on the rain situation. But I expect next weekend, or even the one after that may be … Continue reading

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Creeks Are High, May Flood

We’ve had 2.6 inches since midnight, according to the weather station at Merciers. The creeks I can see from the porch are high but not flooding. I think they will, if we get anything like the forecast rain. If they … Continue reading

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More Signs Of Spring

The sarvis is having a very good year, as is the redbud. The dogwoods are starting with their green flowers, but will be another two or three weeks. We’ve seen the bat, and the first skink. Many Tiger Swallowtails, the … Continue reading

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Georgia Conservancy Legislative Update

https://mailchi.mp/gaconservancy/legislative-update-week-11?e=868724ca64

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Signs Of Spring – The Sarvis Blooms

The oldest of our four sarvis trees bloomed yesterday. It was a red letter day, because that tree was damaged years ago, and this time it bloomed in much more profusion than it ever has before. I also saw the … Continue reading

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Fight Over The Skagit River And Its Dams Pits Tribe Against Utility Company

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/05/upper-skagit-tribe-gorge-dam-seattle

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House Passes Major Public Lands Bill

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/26/us-house-public-lands-preservation-bill-passes

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