Environment

Our staff works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them. 

fresh compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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Hemlock woolly adelgid  (Adelges tsugae) -adult

Hemlock Pest

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid lives and feeds on hemlock trees. Infested trees can die within 2 years, although 10-12 years is more common.

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Adult emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888

Emerald Ash Borer

Learn how to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, monitor your Ash trees, detect and report possible EAB in your trees, and more, with resources we've compiled on this site.

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Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

Garlic mustard is one of very few non-native plants to be able to successfully invade forest understories.

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Midsummer festival bonfire in Denmark; open burning; fire; smoke

No Open Burning!

Open burning is punishable by law and can lead to fines starting at $375, so be sure you know the law. Find regulations, and alternatives to burning, here.

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"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"

Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Last updated July 18, 2016