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The Mining & Milling Process

Learn how uranium is mined and milled …
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The Consequences of Toxic Uranium

Uranium mining and milling produces massive amounts of toxic waste that can contaminate air, drinking water, and pristine rivers and streams. Virtually all uranium mining in the U.S. has occurred in sparsely populated regions of …
Water & Uranium Mining

Water & Uranium Mining

According to the Environmental Protection Agency's TENORM Report, "Water is perhaps the most significant means of dispersal of uranium and related [radioactive materials] in the environment from mines and mine wastes…Uranium is very soluble in …
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Controlling Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Learn about the removal and management of wavyleaf basketgrass …
Report A Sighting

Report A Sighting

Learn how to report wavyleaf basketgrass …
Enhancing Habitat for Birds

Enhancing Habitat for Birds

Check out the Bird Habitat Guide to learn how you can enhance bird habitat in your backyard. The Piedmont is home to over 140 species of birds that breed in the area, but many of …
| | Restoring Wildlife Habitat
Grasslands & Meadows

Grasslands & Meadows

Converting areas of turf and lawn into native warm season grasslands increases the vertical structure and species diversity necessary to feed and provide cover for grassland birds such as bobwhite quail, grasshopper sparrows, meadowlarks, and …
| | Native Plants & Pollinators
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Information on Important Crop Pollinators

Pollinators play a significant role in the production of more than 150 food crops in the United States, and studies have found that pollination enhances the yield and quality of a variety of important economic …
| | Native Plants & Pollinators
Common Aquatic Invasive Species in the Piedmont

Common Aquatic Invasive Species in the Piedmont

Invasive species are introduced to local waterways from other parts of the world. In the new environment and without natural predators, many adapt to the local aquatic environment, proliferate, and out-compete native aquatic species. Their …
Common Piedmont Invasive Plants

Common Piedmont Invasive Plants

Since we are a part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, we must be extra cautious about any use of chemicals to manage invasive species. Common Piedmont invasive plants and recommended control methods are provided in …
| | To Remove Invasive Species