Earth Calendar for May 28th and 29th

May 28, 2012

No matter where you live, chances are there's a wetland nearby that provides important environmental benefits to your community. Wetlands support diverse fish and wildlife species, filter pollutants from rainwater runoff, help recharge groundwater supplies, prevent flooding and enhance property value. Despite their benefits, the United States loses about 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Development that occurs on or nearby wetlands can lead to loss of habitat, changes in water flow, pollution runoff, and other impacts. We can all help by keeping lawns and driveways clear of pet waste, fertilizer and motor oil. Don't spray lawn and garden chemicals on a windy day or on a day when it might rain and wash them into local waterways. Wetlands International is a global non-profit dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands. For more information visit their website.

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MetroParks is growing! Thousands more people are visiting Butler County Parks every month. To ensure the best possible experience for visitors, MetroParks needs quality people to help fulfill the mission statement of providing a superior park system to the community. MetroParks are currently offering multiple employment opportunities, as well as openings for interns. For more information and job descriptions, visit MetroPark's website.