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2014-10-22 23:09:15

Art Bernstein and Zach Urness, authors of “Hiking Southern Oregon,” Discuss the California Drought and High Cascades Aquifer with Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 During the Western United States’ worst ever drought, while Southern California’s fresh water supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving resistant to drought and climate change. Southern Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest...

2014-10-22 23:08:14

Award recipient for 8th consecutive year Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Yesterday CLEARLINK was recognized by MountainWest Capital Network in the 20th anniversary list of the Utah 100. For the 8th consecutive year, CLEARLINK was awarded as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah. The award comes on the heels of CLEARLINK’s placement as 4th fastest growing company in Utah by Utah Business’ Fast 50. John Anderson, newly promoted Vice President of Finance and...

2014-10-22 23:07:47

Top Midwest colleges are ranked on factors of green space, landscape instillation, and general lawn maintenance. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Academics, football championships, Greek life and now...lawn care? College rankings received a new category, thanks to a recent list researched and organized by LawnStarter. Those that top the list in the Midwest region include Washington University, Northwestern University, Carleton College, Luther College, Miami University of Ohio, Notre...

2014-10-22 23:07:10

The Nation’s Premier Annual Physical Activity and Hispanic Family Health Celebration Brownsville, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) will present its fourth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. This event, which is free and open to...

2014-10-22 23:03:54

November 20, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Halethorpe, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Baltimore-area nonprofit Vehicles for Change, Inc. (VFC) will host the first-ever Economic Mobility Forum on Nov. 20, focused on bridging the gap between research and practice on transportation and the impact that transportation has on low-income families. A half-day think tank, the Forum will bring together regional nonprofit, community and business leaders to collaboratively discuss solutions to...

2014-10-22 23:01:59

National Coding Event Joins Together Young Technology Gurus Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on providing service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, is proud to sponsor and host the 2014 CodeDay event in Minneapolis. Taking place November 8-9 in 24 different cities nationwide, CodeDay brings together students to collaborate and build apps and games over a 24-hour period. CodeDay is put on by...

2014-10-22 23:01:48

A prominent real estate brokerage in affluent Hinsdale, Ill., has joined the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network CHICAGO (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A prominent real estate brokerage in affluent Hinsdale, Ill., has joined the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. Now known as RE/MAX Signature Homes and located at 22 N. Lincoln St., the brokerage, formerly ERA Team Feinstein, was the most successful ERA office, not only in the Hinsdale market, but in the entire Chicago area....

2014-10-22 23:00:25

The room was named thanks to a generous donation by Frank who is a Bronx native and a senior advisor for McGraw-Hill Educational. Bronx, New York (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 On October 20 Mercy College dedicated the Dr. Charlotte K. Frank Room in its Bronx Parent Center. The Dr. Charlotte K. Frank Room will serve as the Center’s computer lab. The room was named thanks to a generous donation by Frank who is a Bronx native and a senior advisor for McGraw-Hill Educational. Her distinguished...

2014-10-22 12:32:16

Experienced leader will direct master-planning for unique, 4,000-acre riverfront community JACKSONVILLE, FL, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Mattamy Homes, one of the largest privately owned homebuilders in North America, welcomes aboard a new General Manager to lead the development of the company's unique master-planned community of RiverTown, on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. RiverTown is the only riverfront master-planned community in Jacksonville. It is approved for up to 4,950...

2014-10-22 12:23:28

LONDON, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of North America's older, more mature plays, the Rocky Mountain's Piceance Basin doesn't get the same media attention as the newcomers, but there is a flurry of game-changing drilling that will render this liquids-rich haven a major rival. What has really got everyone's attention is the potential for high-value oil liquids coming from the Niobrara and Mancos shales located in the Piceance Basin. There is an estimated...


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Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

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