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February 09, 2011 by Beth Rodio
When not visiting her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, to "perfect her accent," Nancy DeStefanis is helping kids discover nature through San Francisco Nature Education, the grassroots environmental education organization she founded in 2000. Many programs center around the herons and egrets that nest at Stow Lake, in Golden Gate Park.
April 01, 2010 by Matthew Bettelheim
The Pacific Coast of North America has only one species of native turtle: the western pond turtle. Just 80 years ago, a naturalist found more than 100 of these creatures thriving along an unremarkable stretch of a local creek. Today, a similar survey turns up a fraction of that, as natives compete with plentiful escaped pet turtles and other exotics. But a new conservation plan could tip that balance, and public awareness, back in the western pond turtle's favor.