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Featured Outdoor Activities

Guide to RV Leveling and Stabilization

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Written by Steve Froese  RV leveling has come a long way since the days of driving up on wooden ramps. Come to think of it, many RVers still drive up on wooden […]

Blue river and forest
Environment Oregon Outdoor Activities

Should rivers have legal rights?

Caption: In 2019, the Yurok Tribe granted personhood to Northern California’s Klamath River, giving the waterway the same legal rights as a human, — at least under tribal law. Credit: Bob Wick, BLM, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: Should rivers be given the same legal rights as people in order to protect them? — Phyllis T., New […]

Truck with trailer
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Hiking and Rving at Washington’s Lake Desire

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Written by Emily Helgeson Growing up I spent a lot of summer weekends at Lake Desire– the lake my dad grew up on. As the years went on, we created an annual […]

Garden with trellis
Featured Outdoor Activities

Planning and Designing a Productive Vegetable Garden

Caption: Incorporate trellises into garden plans so beans, peas, tomatoes and even squash can be trained to grow vertically. Photo credit: Gardener’s Supply Company by Melinda Myers Whether planning your first, second or tenth vegetable garden it can be overwhelming. There are so many tasty vegetables and never enough space and time to grow them […]

Families sledding on small mountain
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

It’s sledding time on Mount Rainier

​Caption: Families enjoy sledding at Paradise ​The official Snowplay Area is the safest and only location that sledding is permitted in Mount Rainier National Park. The Snowplay Area, marked by poles and ropes, includes a small sledding hill for small children. Only plastic and soft-sided sled devices may be used. Snowshoeing and skiing are not permitted. […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities

Low Light, Low Maintenance Houseplant

Caption:  Aglaonema ‘Siam Red’ (Red Chinese Evergreen) is a popular low light plant that can brighten up any space with its beautiful foliage. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Don’t let a lack of brightly lit windows stop you from gardening indoors.  Include some low maintenance, low light houseplants and maintenance strategies to […]

Seeds sprouting
Featured Outdoor Activities

Testing Leftover Seeds for Viability

Caption: Older seeds may still sprout, but it is likely there will be a reduction in the success rate. Photo credit:  MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers The beginning of a new year finds many gardeners preparing for the growing season ahead. Clearing space to start seeds indoors, inventorying seeds and supplies, and ordering seeds, plants, and more […]

Gardening calender
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Increase your success with a Garden Calendar

Caption: Check the back of the seed packet to determine when to start seeds indoors and when to move the transplants into the garden. Photo credit: MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Ringing in the New Year is filled with resolutions that usually involve dieting and exercise.  Gardening is a great way to help accomplish those two resolutions, while […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Uncategorized

Dos and Don’ts of RV Buying

Caption: Taking delivery – plan time for the dealer to perform PDI Written by Dave Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Most people thinking about buying their first RV typically visit an RV show (or two) […]