"Both programs would be impossible without volunteers," noted Angela Gorczyca, RHA's water quality manager. Walt has been a volunteer for over 10 years, coordinating the annual spring cleanup along the shores of the Round Valley Reservoir. It's one of RHA's largest cleanup sites, drawing as many as 70 volunteers. "I spend a lot of time at Round Valley, so it makes sense," said Walt, an avid fisherman and longtime member of the Round Valley Trout Association. "I fish there over 100 days a year." Jackie, an environmental consultant, has been coordinating the stream cleanup near Liberty Village in Flemington for many years. She and her husband, Ed, also sort and organize the T-shirts that are given out to stream cleanup volunteers. "It's interesting to see the changes from year to year," she said. "We've seen some improvement in the area where we work." In addition to participating in the Stream Cleanup, Jackie is a longtime stream monitor, measuring water quality in the South Branch of the Raritan River near the sewage treatment plant in Clinton. Wyndham Worldwide Also honored by Raritan Headwaters were the 80-plus volunteers from the Wyndham Worldwide IT department who came out to Fairview Farm last summer for a day of service. The Wyndham volunteers worked on trails, planted trees, cleared out invasive plants, organized our office space and much more. George Schaberg, land projects manager, said it was the largest group of volunteers Raritan Headwaters had ever hosted at Fairview Farm.
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One witness at the hearing was Jonathan Wood, a lawyer for the Pacific Legal Foundation, which has represented farmers, property owners, and developers in California endangered species cases . These included several legal fights in Southern California over the listings and habitat designations for the Stephens kangaroo rat, coastal California gnatcatcher, Peninsular bighorn sheep , and Quino checkerspot butterfly . Oroville Dam emergency Wood mentioned the emergency repairs needed for the severely damaged spillway at Oroville Dam as a project jeopardized by the consultations. Oroville is the tallest dam in California and sits on the Feather River above the habitat of protected populations of steelhead, chinook salmon, and green sturgeon in the Feather River. After the flood receded, California announced plans to repair and improve the aging dam. Immediately, federal bureaucrats raised the specter of consultation, threatening to slow the repairs down, increase their costs, or block them entirely, Wood testified. A footnote in Woods written testimony showed that the source of the purported Oroville problem was a letter to President Trump written by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, who is a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources. LaMalfas letter said that the consultation demanded by the National Marine Fisheries Service is a striking display of how the Endangered Species Act and its implementation by unelected bureaucrats places listed species ahead of human life. Yet state water officials overseeing the dam repairs said the consultant requirement caused no problems.
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Chow Town recently published a Fish to Table special section featuring how seafood arrives in Kansas City fresh daily from both coasts at wholesaler Seattle Fish Co. Other stories included an oyster class at Jax Fish House , a profile of exotic fish and seafood prepared with Mexican flair by chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos and a look at KC Shrimp Co. , an aquaculture venture in Oak Grove, Mo. Falcon and several of the chefs featured in the section will star at The Kansas City Zoos fifth annual Seafood Soiree , an educational tasting event with cooking demonstrations. The indoor/outdoor event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Falcon, Hy-Vee Grill & Market chef Edward Cockman , Jax chefs Sheila Lucero and Theresia Ota and Freshwater chef Calvin Davis will prepare fish or seafood donated by Seattle Fish Co. (Hint: Consumers can also pre-order and pick up product from the wholesale distribution center in Riverside.) Chef John Smith will demonstrate how to properly prepare and cook homegrown shrimp from KC Shrimp Co. The event will be held in Helzberg Penguin Park and co-sponsored by Monterrey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch , an educational nonprofit that coaches consumers on how to ask for sustainable seafood when they grocery shop or dine out. Seafood Watch also offers a handy app that helps consumers keep track of endangered fish or seafood. Tickets for Seafood Soiree are $35 per person for zoo members or $45 per person for non-member.
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The economic impact from these travelers represents fresh money infused into a local economy and is a aquaculture project expert subset of the total economic activity attributed to agritourism businesses. Agriculture is the largest private sector industry in Virginia, and is the backbone of our past, present, and future,said Dr. Basil Gooden, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, who presented the study on behalf of Governor McAuliffe at this weeks Virginia Agritourism Conference. Agritourism offers farmers and purveyors an opportunity to tap into the multi-billion dollar tourism industry, which helps them to not only sustain, aquaculture specialist australia but also to expand their businesses. Agritourism is healthy and thriving in Virginia, and is on a trajectory to continue growing. The agritourism aquaculture project consultancy industry is also an important sector of Virginias tourism industry, which is an instant revenue generator for the Commonwealth. In 2015, visitors to Virginia spent $23 billion, which supported 223,100 jobs and provided $1.6 billion in state and local taxes. Virginia currently ranks ninth in traveler spending among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. "Agritourism is a growing and important part of our economy, especially in rural areas where it's injecting millions of dollars into those communities,said Todd Haymore, Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Virginia is a top ten destination for domestic travelers, largely due to the diversity of product and the authenticity of offered experiences, and agriculture is a key part of that variety. From aquaculture operations along our coastlines to wineries along the slopes of our mountains, travelers can immerse themselves in all that Virginia agriculture has to offer. These authentic, experiential moments make it easy for travelers to discover why Virginia is for Lovers. The inaugural agritourism study was funded by a planning grant from the Governors Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) fund, administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Financial support was also provided by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the counties of Augusta, Halifax, Loudoun, and Rockingham.
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After delivery, her baby refuses to latch so mom, with the help of her nurse, decides to pump and supplement with formula. Her nurse is compassionate, supportive, and helps the baby latch better than anyone else. She tries to be helpful and find what works for this mom of three no matter what method of feeding that might be. At night, mom asks the nurse to take her son to the nursery so she can rest, the nurse agrees and even feeds him some formula. But the following morning, after a shift change, a new nurse comes in looking annoyed to see mom pumping. The nurse tells her that no lactation consultant would have suggested giving as much formula as she did because it would make the baby extremely fussy. Mom speaks up and tells the nurse her son is the happiest hes been since his arrival because he isnt starving anymore. That she is doing what she needs to do because she has no interest in fighting with a screaming baby to latch mariculture expert when she has two other boys at home to take care of as well. The same nurse proceeds to take away his pacifier because if the baby wants to suck on something, it should be on moms breast. Mom assertively asks the nurse to leave. What do these three moms all have in common?
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