World Water Day

World Water Day

During the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, leaders from across the globe congregated to explore solutions to problems regarding the global water crisis. World leaders discussed the 2.2 billion people living without...
Nature and Genetic Memory

Nature and Genetic Memory

Years of research suggests that humans feel relaxed, happy, and even healthier while exposed to nature. Two hours per week of nature immersion alleviates stress. Spending time outdoors in a safe setting lowers blood pressure, enhances immune...
Thank you volunteers!

Thank you volunteers!

As 2020 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to celebrate and thank the wonderful people who have made an impact volunteering with SHADOW this year. Our volunteer support is the backbone of our organization. We wouldn’t be where we are today without all the...
What makes a plant “native”?

What makes a plant “native”?

Gardeners, horticulturists, botanists, nature lovers have different definitions of which plants are considered native, invasive, and noxious, but there exist some general conclusions about which flora belong where. One aspect of a native plant is that it...