Zooming loggers, high-fiving naturalists, and forest landowner workshops : Augusta Free Press

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In addition to offering many programs online during the pandemic, Virginia Master Naturalists have continued to work on stewardship projects while following health and safety protocols. Photo by Todd Minners, Arlington Regional Chapter of

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City of Vancouver gains nearly 1,500 trees in 2020

Vancouver added 1,490 new arboreal additions to its tree canopy in 2020, surpassing its original goal of planting one thousand trees last year despite challenges posed by COVID-19.

Across both public and private land, volunteers and city staff planted nearly 1,500 large-caliper trees, or trees with a stem diameter of more than 2 inches.

The first major public planting project kicked off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with 20

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Second Case of British COVID-19 Variant Reported in LA County

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The coronavirus is pictured in this electron microscope image. Courtesy NIH

Los Angeles County has reported 6,918 new cases of COVID-19 and 316 additional deaths, while health officials also confirmed the second local case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom, and four additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

The B.1.1.7 specimen, submitted by a clinical facility, was sequenced as

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Zooming loggers, high-fiving naturalists, and forest landowner workshops: Extension agents reach out in new ways : Augusta Free Press

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In addition to offering many programs online during the pandemic, Virginia Master Naturalists have continued to work on stewardship projects while following health and safety protocols. Photo by Todd Minners, Arlington Regional Chapter of

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For some Skagit manufacturers, business has boomed during the pandemic | Local News

People have been buying more kayaks, luxury cruising boats, whimsical stickers, and salsa during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to four Skagit County manufacturers who make these products.

For Eddyline Kayaks, a kayak maker north of Burlington, the surge in demand started late last spring as many flocked outdoors, said Scott Holley, Eddyline Kayaks president.

The company is producing a record number of kayaks each week, but is still unable to

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Sanneh offers distance learning, food at Conway Rec Center

The Sanneh Foundation no longer runs drills across the Conway Recreation Center’s gymnasium floor, though it may not be long before the soccer balls return to the East Side community hub.

Instead, with most public schools closed for distance learning, the foundation embraced a two-fold mission, converting the St. Paul rec center into both a food-distribution hub and remote learning center that relies on WiFi donated by Comcast.

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Second Case of COVID-19 Variant Reported in L.A. County

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Los Angeles County reported 6,918 new cases of COVID-19 and 316 additional deaths Saturday, as health officials also confirmed the second local case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom, and four additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

The B.1.1.7 specimen, submitted by a clinical facility, was sequenced as part of routine surveillance by the county’s Public Health Laboratory. The

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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available Next Week in L.A. County

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Health officials said Saturday that COVID-19 vaccination appointments for next week are available in Los Angeles County for those who qualify.

For county residents seeking their first dose, “appointments from February 1 -7 are now available at VaccinateLACounty.com,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health tweeted. “Residents will be able to book their first and second dose appointments at the same time.

Officials said email confirmations

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La Jolla recreation group eager for temporary bocce court

The La Jolla Recreation Center is one step closer to having a temporary bocce court installed, and its advisory board hopes work on the project will begin imminently.

San Diego Parks & Recreation Department area manager Rosalia Castruita told the La Jolla Community Recreation Group during its Jan. 27 meeting that she is “working on getting a few documents that have to be attached to the right-of-entry” permit application.

The

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