Backyard habitats make great nurseries!

A Michigan reader commented that even during the high heat and drought in that region, the lush vegetation and running water in their Certified Backyard Habitat has paid off in dividends this year. 3 clutches of Rosy Breasted Grossbeaks, 2 of regular Grossbeaks, 4 of Cardinals, 5 of Blue Jays, more ChickADees than she can count and —- a real first a Pilated Woodpecker nest with 2 chicks!

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August 6, 1996: Amendments to Safe Drinking Water Act — This Day in Water History

August 6, 1996: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act became law. “In 1996, Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act to emphasize sound science and risk-based standard setting, small water supply system flexibility and technical assistance, community-empowered source water assessment and protection, public right-to-know, and water system infrastructure assistance through a multi-billion-dollar […]

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