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Celebrating wildflowers

There are thousands of wildflowers growing on national forests and grasslands. Wildflowers are not just beautiful, they also help the environment. They provide berries for wildlife and humans, support other life and can be used for medicine. There is so much to learn and do!



Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl contest

Every year, thousands of first-, second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders enter their original drawings in the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest hosted by the Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs of America. There is a national winner for each grade level and the national grand prize winner is chosen from the final five. It’s a great way to show that “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!” and how you can “Lend a Hand — Care for the Land.”


"Lend a hand — Care for the Land"

Hello! I’m Woodsy Owl. I hope you will join me to learn how to “Lend a Hand — Care for the Land!” Do you know what that means? It means that if we all work together, the Earth will have clean air and water and will be a healthy place to live for trees and plants, fish, animals and birds like me! Oh, and it also means it will be clean for you, too!

So, let’s get started!

  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Rot
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