Education Before Enforcement?

A new proposal announced last month by President Clinton and the
Environmental Protection Agency is being hailed as a new effort to
achieve clean water throughout the country. Officials say the method
will enforce the regulations that are already in place. But some
environmentalists say educating the public should be first and
foremost. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Tom Scheck reports:

Native Landscapers Go Wild

  • Lisa Johnson shows off a rough blazing star, a native prairie plant. Johnson is a member of Wild Ones - Natural Landscapers, Ltd. The group encourages growing native plants to save the genetic diversity and to attract wildlife.

More and more backyard gardeners are tending plants they once
considered to be weeds. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham
reports… these backyard naturalists are creating tiny natural areas to
save the plants and attract wildlife: