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  • Plan to restore Dyke Marsh wetlands unveiled by National Park Service
    Plan to restore Dyke Marsh wetlands unveiled by National Park Service
    The final environmental plan for Dyke Marsh along the Potomac River has been issued. The National Park Service (NPS) announced in the Federal Register of Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 that it has set the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Dyke...
  • A Louisiana sunrise
    Floating on Louisiana marshland in Cameron Parish
    The air at dawn is thick with humidity. The haze is a sheet of gauze softening the flat landscape, filtering the sun and damping the sounds of wildlife just awakening. The mosquitoes are out though, for this is the wetland of Louisiana.Fed by...
  • John Heinz Refuge: Observing marsh life
    John Heinz Refuge: Observing marsh life
    There’s always a diverse variety of bird and wildlife activity within the protected tidal marsh and impoundment area of John Heinz. It is especially energetic in late spring. From the boardwalk, platform and trails, visitors have ample...
  • The Marsh theater on Valencia
    Valencia theater asks for support in the face of development
    Stephanie Weisman, the founder and artistic director of the Marsh theater, says without protective conditions written into the building permit for a proposed mixed-use project at 1050 Valencia, next to the 24-year-old theater, the Marsh won&rsquo...
  • Heinz Wildlife Refuge: Winter walks, waterfowl and wildlife, plus new exhibits
    Heinz Wildlife Refuge: Winter walks, waterfowl and wildlife, plus new exhibits
    The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum has opened new exhibits in the visitor center and more installations are scheduled this winter while trails remain open for walking, biking and observation. Since its challenged history, the refuge...
  • Brontosaurus, the dinosaur of Marsh's imagination
    Brontosaurus, the dinosaur of Marsh's imagination
    The Brontosaurus was supposedly a sauropod dinosaur that existed according to Marsh. But was the victim of war that was played out over a hundred years ago.Two of America's most prominent paleontologists, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel...
  • What went wrong with Brontosaurus
    What went wrong with Brontosaurus
    There was a time when the dinosaur named Brontosaurus evoked images of a monstrous beast with four legs, long neck, and dragging an even longer tail behind it through primeval swamps. Its name means "thunder lizard". This name fits this...
  • Pittsburghers what was the bone wars?
    Pittsburghers what was the bone wars?
    If you live in Pittsburgh and have visited the Carnegie Museum of Natural History you probably know what the "Bone Wars" were all about. But if you haven't visited Dinosaur Hall you probably don't know what I am talking about.The...
  • Trout
    The last, best Christmas present
    “A week, maybe two -- six months tops if you’re lucky,” the doctor said.“Lucky?” the man responded. “I’ve never been lucky in my life. Why start now?”“I’m sorry, but your condition is...
  • Steinhatchee trout
    Steinhatchee offers taste of old Florida
    Rising from springs in Lafayette County, the Steinhatchee River drains about 586 square miles before entering the Gulf of Mexico in the Big Bend area of Florida. Running underground for part of its length, the river becomes navigable for...
  • Three Marsh Birds
    Excellent day to view marsh activity (and a few good books to go with)
    The strong winds have temporarily pushed water out of Big Branch Marsh, leaving exposed muds that are full of critters to see - that is, if you can glimpse them before an egret or heron snatches them up for lunch!It's worth bundling up and...
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    Coupons 101 What is the Marsh coupon policy?
    Frustrated by the always changing "rules" of coupon redemption? Typically it isn't the rules that change, it is the cashier. Some cashiers were never told what company policy is while others do not care. In some cases, it comes down...