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For a limited
time, Harlot Clothing Company will donate a portion of the
proceeds from web sales of every Harlot Beaver T and Beaver
Sock to a well-deserving project: Building Riparian Resilience through Beaver Restoration.
Run by the respected non-profit Seventh Generation Institute,
this project uses a natural resource (beaver) to help fight
the effects of climate change.
here it is in a nutshell:
In response to climate change
and other factors, riparian ecosystems are dwindling around
the world and especially in New Mexico where Harlot is based.
(Not feeling brainy? A riparian ecosystem is an
ecosystem around or
next to water areas that support unique vegetation and
animal communities as a result of the influence of water.)
Beaver have been shown to be very effective at supporting these
ecosystems by doing what beaver do best - building beaver
dams. Beaver dams slow water flow and extend it over
time, creating less erosion and better sustained wet areas
for fauna and wildlife.
There are many "nuisance beaver" in New
Mexico and other areas. These beaver have made their
homes on private lands where the landowners are not exactly
welcoming. The current solution has been to destroy a
majority of these beavers. This project hopes to
provide a better solution. By relocating these
"nuisance beaver" to select areas where riparian ecosystems
are in danger, it's a win/win/win situation for the beaver,
the environment, and the landowners. Simple, right?
Take a "bad" beaver and make it a "good" beaver! Read
the full scoop about this great project here.
(And for those of you with your mind in
the gutter, we are 100% seriously talking about beaver. Castor
large water-dwelling rodents, the ones with the big teeth and
flat tails pictured to the left.)