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Last week we posted an NPR article about the devastating effects that front lawns have on city water levels. Inspired to make some changes in your yard to help conserve water in Colorado? Check out this extension bulletin from Colorado State University on Xeriscaping and how to retrofit your own yard to help save our water!

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07234.html

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Droughts are occurring all across the United States especially in Las Vegas Nevada which receives on average only 4" of rain per year! Although Nevada has incredible water saving techniques already in place, front lawns continue to be the biggest water waster in the state. Check out this story by Ted Robbins from NPR! Think about what changes can be made in your yard to help reduce water consumption in Colorado!

http://www.npr.org/2014/01/30/268685253/in-las-vegas-lawns-are-the-biggest-water-waster

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Check out 5280's Top of the Town 2015: 153 ways to re-energize your summer!

http://www.5280.com/tott2015

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Morning Denverites! Don't forget that the Summer Solstice begins tomorrow, Sunday June 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM MDT, marking the beginning of the astronomical summer! The "midnight sun" will be visible throughout the entire evening (weather permitting)!

For more info on the Summer Solstice, look here:
http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/june-solstice.html

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Now that it's finally warming up here in Colorado take the time to enjoy the outdoors! All the hikes listed below are within 60 minutes of Denver!

http://funcoloradohikes.com/category/60_mins_from_denver

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Check out 5280 Magazine's recommendations for the best new summer festivals in our region! http://ow.ly/NyC5J

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Denver Urban Gardens is, without question, one of the most inspiring organizations in all of Denver. They currently operate over 135 community gardens in the city, including over 40 school-based gardens, in addition to providing numerous educational opportunities. Learn more about how DUG is growing community - one garden at a time: http://ow.ly/IevGQ

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The many domes in the city skyline of Istanbul have played an important role in the evolution of Islamic architecture.
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Looking for April activities? 5280 has got you covered!

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A new community farming-based development in Fort Collins has been receiving national press. Cheers to progressive community planning! http://ow.ly/IevGI
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