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Celebrate National Wilderness Month with Audubon

Wild (1): A book by Cheryl Strayed, and a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Wild (2): Not domesticated or cultivated. September: The ninth month of the year—and National Wilderness Month!

First, our team here at Page-A-Day® is really excited about the premiere of the movie Wild.

We all read and obsessed over the book, a memoir which tells the story of Cheryl Strayed as she makes her way along the Pacific Crest Trail, leaving behind her troubled past and pushing herself through her darkest emotional hour into a brighter, more empowered future. Strayed wrote about how the power of the wild transformed her.

We think that protecting our nation's wilderness aresas ensures others will have an opportunity for a similar transformational experience. This September 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and President Obama honored the wilderness movement by dedicating September National Wilderness Month! Wilderness.org has a great press release about the history of the Wilderness Act, if you're interested in learning more.

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You already know the Page-A-Day® Team is obsessed with animals: just take a look at our Cat, Dog, and Sloth calendars! We are also committed to animals in the wild, and wilderness preservation. We know how important those protected areas are to our ecosystems, and we partner with the National Audubon Society to share their message, featured alongside beautiful photographs of natural wonders and brilliant birds. 

Audubon's mission, from their site, is: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all--in the U.S. and Across the Americas.  

Browse our Audubon calendars and fall in love with the wilderness and our wild, natural world this September!

 The Audubon Society celebrates National Wilderness Month

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