Gifford Pinchot’s Birthday

Gifford Pinchot was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the fourth chief of the U.S. Division of Forestry, the first head of the United States Forest Service, and…

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Smokey Bear’s Birthday

painting of smokey bear

Smokey Bear was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote…

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National Tree Day

worm's eye view

Celebrate the joys of life provided by trees. Reading in the shade or taking a bite out of a fresh fruit pie are but two examples. Of course, planting trees…

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World Nature Conservation Day


World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is crucial for a stable and healthy society. It’s a chance to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet’s…

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