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First Lady Donates Historic Magnolia Seedling to People's Garden

First Lady Donates Historic Magnolia Seedling to People's Garden

WASHINGTON, DC, February 20, 2009 (ENS) – First Lady Michelle Obama carried an historic magnolia tree seedling from the White House to the Department of Agriculture Headquarters building on Thursday to be planted in the first of many community gardens that will be grown at USDA facilities worldwide. The seedling comes from a tree on…

New Green Roof Graces Department of the Interior Building

New Green Roof Graces Department of the Interior Building

WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2008 (ENS) – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Monday cut the ribbon opening a new green roof that has been planted on the third wing of the Main Interior Building in Washington. “What more suitable place for a green roof than the headquarters of America’s conservation department in Washington, DC?”…

Pennsylvania's $170 Million Fair Share for Clean Water Plan

Pennsylvania's $170 Million Fair Share for Clean Water Plan

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2008 (ENS) – A $170 million fund has been created to help wastewater ratepayers and farmers finance improvements needed to address Chesapeake Bay and statewide water quality improvement mandates. The Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan announced today is the result of collaboration by municipal authorities, farmers, builders, conservation districts…