You Are Essential

During this global crisis we’ve watched as governments and public agencies make decisions deeming what is “essential” for our society to function. To be clear, this is an incredibly tough job for our elected officials. It’s not easy to flatten the curve of a rapidly spreading global pandemic while maintaining life-supporting systems (medical, water, waste […]

Beautiful Forest

Natural Forests: The Greenest “Infrastructure” on Earth

Diverse, intact forests are literally the greenest infrastructure on Earth, vital to our health and survival. They are the ultimate water pumps, critical to ensuring abundant, fresh water supplies. They provide natural air filtration, storm protection, food, medicine, recreation, and a place to find peace. Yet environmental policy solutions put forward in America today largely […]

Sipping Wisdom: Celebrating Elderberry Wise Cider

Elderberry Wise, Urban Orchard’s new cider, celebrates the wisdom of forests! Join the Dogwood Alliance crew to celebrate the release of Elderberry Wise at Urban Orchard’s downtown location on Tuesday, February 19th.  Meet fellow forest lovers and taste this delicious cider infused with local elderberries. Forests and Cider Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5pm – 8pm Urban […]

Swamps Get a Bad Rap

We’re tired of hearing folks in DC say, “Drain the swamps,” because swamps are actually really, really valuable. Our Southern wetland forests are worth $500 BILLION. While you can’t put a price tag on healthy families or the way you feel when you’re in a wetland forest, things like water filtration, tourism, protection from extreme […]