Urban Conservation

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation-Sponsored Webinar Discusses Backyard Conservation and the Lawn of the Future

NACD webinar series imparts strategies for structuring urban conservation initiatives
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Dr. Phil Dwyer has been a member of the Scotts R&D research team since 2006. Primary work efforts have focused on lawn fertilizer research and new product development at Scotts' own field stations and in collaboration with university Turfgrass research programs. Much of his work has involved finding ways to optimize the consumer experience while protecting our environment. These efforts have focused on reducing a lawn's water needs, recycling yard waste, improving seedling establishment, optimizing slow release fertilizer technologies, seasonal nutritional responses and consumer education/outreach. 

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Dr. Phil Dwyer has been a member of the Scotts R&D research team since 2006. Primary work efforts have focused on lawn fertilizer research and new product development at Scotts' own field stations and in collaboration with university Turfgrass research programs. Much of his work has involved finding ways to optimize the consumer experience while protecting our environment. These efforts have focused on reducing a lawn's water needs, recycling yard waste, improving seedling establishment, optimizing slow release fertilizer technologies, seasonal nutritional responses and consumer education/outreach. 

Improving Quality of Life by Bringing Nature Into the City

A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo supports The Nature Conservancy's Urban Conservation Program
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A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo will improve water quality, increase tree canopy and create local jobs in Albuquerque. The three-part project is an integral piece of The Nature Conservancy’s Urban Conservation Program designed to bring more nature into the city to improve quality of life.

60 Philadelphia Teens Get Green Jobs Courtesy of Exelon Foundation Grant to SCA

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2012 /3BL Media/ - More than 60 underserved Philadelphia teens have secured green jobs and leadership opportunities – gaining conservation skills, environmental education and career training – through a grant to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) from the Exelon Foundation. The Foundation is funded by Exelon Corporation, the parent company of PECO, the Philadelphia region’s electric and gas utility.

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