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Monthly Roundup – May 2010

Conservation Fund Accepting Entries for Kodak American Greenways Program

Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 will be awarded to land trusts, local governments, and other organizations working to create or improve a greenway, trail, or waterway in the United States. For 2010, the program anticipates awarding up to 50 percent of the grants to greenways projects that involve natural, cultural, and/or socio-political historical themes. This year’s application deadline is June 15th.
Link to Greenways Program Application

Farmers Cope With Round-Up Resistant Weeds

Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise of drug-resistant supergerms, American farmers’ near-ubiquitous use of the weedkiller Roundup has led to the rapid growth of tenacious new superweeds. Link to full article at

May 22 is International Biodiversity Day

The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans. It forms the web of life of which we are an integral part and upon which we so fully depend. Read More

Grant Applications Invited for Invasive Plant Control — National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The Pulling Together Initiative seeks proposals that will help control invasive plant species, mostly through the work of public/private partnerships such as Cooperative Weed Management Areas.
Pre-proposal deadline is June 30. Read the request for proposals…