U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson is remembered not only as a staunch environmentalist who brought the environmental grassroots movement to the top of the political and social agenda, but also as the founder of Earth Day.
You can find out more about what species are in your backyard. Visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website where you can learn about endangered species in your area and what is being done to help conserve them.
Even with government involvement – vis-à-vis funding and resources -- there also are energies gained at an individual level that can go a long way to help save and maintain healthy local region and neighborhood ecosystems.