From now until Earth Day, we invite you to read our daily staff tips on how you can make a difference for wildlands.
Tip 4: Connect kids with nature
Tip 5: Leave no canine trace
This Earth Day is the perfect time to give back to the planet by volunteering on projects that help the land and preserve our natural heritage.
Loads of opportunities exist for enjoying nature while helping maintain wild places near your community. Two great places to look for such projects are the National Park Service and the Forest Service. Both offer the chance to volunteer your time whether it be a few hours or several weeks. You can help replant a forest devastated by wildfire. Serve as a campground host at your favorite National Park. Rebuild a trail. Or assist scientists with data entry. Community service projects for your business, church, youth group or community group are also available and great fun to participate in.
To find out about opportunities near you go to:
- National Parks Service volunteer opportunities
- U.S. Forest Service volunteer opportunities
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer opportunities
- Bureau of Land Management volunteer opportunities
- Cynthia Wilkerson, Washington State Program Manager, Seattle