This was after a long few days since the original partnership was announced in which hundreds of members and supporters joined forces, creating a petition and additional Facebook Pages, with Boycotts and Refund demands underway. The petition had garnered nearly 500 signatures thus far.
On the NWF Facebook Page today is the following statement:
After learning of Scotts’ pending legal settlement, we've agreed to end the partnership.
Joint Statement from ScottsMiracle-Gro and National Wildlife Federation
January 29, 2012
BUT..... NWF is still not entirely getting it. They are still trying to split hairs even as they first claim they're ending the partnership. In the latest chapter:
National Wildlife Federation For further clarification: this decision is about the recently announced settlement about the legal case – not about the philosophy about whether or not we should be working with companies like Scotts.