Latest Land restoration and reclamation News

DNR to discuss plans for tree seed orchard at public meeting

Oct. 09, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Plans to reclaim two parcels of land in Livingston County’s Genoa Township for use as a tree seed orchard will be the subject of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources public meeting. The meeting is scheduled Tuesday at Brighton High...

Maine to get $1.5M to clean up more brownfields

Oct. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three Maine organizations are going to receive about $1.5 million from the federal government to help clean up more of the state's brownfields. Brownfields are typically former industrial sites that suffer from pollution. The U.S. Environmental...

Florida Forever conserves ecosystems as money dwindles

Oct. 02, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — East of the Southwest Florida city centers, where dense cypress domes and live oaks dripping with moss replace concrete and stucco, the world wakes up differently. The din of the early commute in natural Florida is not blaring horns or humming tires...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

Vermont to spend $25M to help clean up industrial sites

Sep. 17, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is going to spend $25 million in state funds to help redevelop old industrial sites in the state. Historically, the costs of cleaning up former industrial sites that may be contaminated from previous industrial or commercial activities,...

Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize

Sep. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges. The...

Orchard restoration project preserves history of apples

Sep. 06, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project can be described as many things: an agricultural project, an economic development project, a history project — even an apple scavenger hunt. Jude and Addie Schuenemeyer founded MORP in 2014. It has several...

Wayne Hughes, billionaire businessman and horse owner, dies

Aug. 19, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Wayne Hughes, the founder and chairman of Public Storage whose passion for horse racing culminated with a victory by Authentic in the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic, died Wednesday. He was 87. Hughes died at home at Spendthrift...

New Jersey gets federal grants to make urban areas greener

Aug. 11, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting $2 million in federal grants to help make urban areas greener. The money comes from the outdoor recreation legacy partnership program, which helps target projects in “historically marginilized communities,” the state's...

'Nothing's safe' as wildfire tears through California town

Aug. 06, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Shelton Douthit and his team at the Feather River Land Trust in Northern California have been working to restore the lush natural habitat and protect Indigenous artifacts around Lake Almanor. Now, after a ferocious wildfire tore through the area, he knows...